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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
KYLE GALLNER, ALAN RITCHSON, BILLY ZANE AND SHAUN TOUB JOIN WRITER/DIRECTOR ERIC BRESS‘ GHOSTS OF WAR FOR MISCELLANEOUS ENTERTAINMENT
BRENTON THWAITES, THEO ROSSI, AND SKYLAR ASTIN WILL ALSO STAR; Principal Photography HAS COMMENCED
LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2017) ––Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, The Finest Hours), Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games), Billy Zane (Titanic, Tombstone) and Shaun Toub (Iron Man, “Homeland”) have joined the cast of Writer/Director Eric Bress’ supernatural psychological thriller Ghosts of War, alongside Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent), Theo Rossi (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Luke Cage”), and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2). Principal photography has commenced in Bulgaria. Miscellaneous Entertainment’s D. Todd Shepherd, Shelley Madison, and Joe Simpson are producing and financing the project alongside Colleen Camp. Adrian Jayasinha will Executive Produce alongside Bernard Stewart, Billy Zane and Andrew Mann. Highland Film Group is handling international sales.
Ghosts of War follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield. The five soldiers will be played by: Thwaites as Chris Goodson; Rossi as Kirk; Astin as Eugene; Gallner as Tappert; Ritchson as Butchie; and Zane in an undisclosed role. Toub will fill the role of Mr. Helwig.
Gallner currently stars as Hasil in the hit WGN series "Outsiders," with notable film credits including: American Sniper, The Finest Hours, Dear White People, and Beautiful Creatures. Ritchson has carved a space for himself on both the large and small screens in films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and television series including: “Black Mirror,” and “Blue Mountain State.” Zane first appeared on the big screen in Back to the Future followed by the sequel Back to the Future Part II. His slate also includes: Titanic, Memphis Belle, Zoolander, and appearances in the television series‘ “Twin Peaks,” “Mad Dogs” and “Guilt.” Toub has received accolades for his film and television appearances including: the Iron Man franchise, Crash, War Dogs, The Last Airbender, “Homeland,” “Grimm” and many more.
Producer D. Todd Shepherd said: “Audiences continue to resonate with entertaining and socially relevant genre films. Eric is a master craftsman and has created some truly memorable characters. The addition of Kyle, Alan, Shaun and Billy to our exceptional acting ensemble will ensure Ghosts of War will be a stand out cinematic experience.”
Gallner is represented by UTA. Ritchson is represented by UTA and Industry Entertainment. Zane is represented by Underground. Toub is represented by Abrams Artists Agency
Miscellaneous Entertainment and Highland Film Group previously collaborated on the noir thriller Terminal starring Margot Robbie which is now in post-production.
About Miscellaneous Entertainment
Miscellaneous Entertainment focuses on the development, production, and finance of high-impact feature films. Most recently executive producing Taran Killam’s upcoming directorial debut Why We’re Killing Gunther, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the noir thriller Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, Mike Myers, and Simon Pegg, both set to be released in 2017, the company previously executive produced Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson, Eduardo Sanchez’s found footage thriller Exists, and Parts Per Billion starring Josh Hartnett, Teresa Palmer, and Rosario Dawson.
About Highland Film Group
Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing.
The Highland Film Group slate includes: Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; Jon Avnet’s Three Christs of Ypsilanti starring Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins and Bradley Whitford; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Scott Mann’s Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan; and Osgood Perkins' The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts for A24. The company recently acquired remake rights to The Crow and is planning a fall 2017 start.