Shane Carruth, the director of the superb Primer and Upstream Colour, is moving into big budget territory with his new nautical thriller Modern Ocean. And to go with a big budget comes a big cast, and it has just been announced that Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe, among others, have been cast!
The Press Release:
Casting was announced today on Shane Carruth’s highly anticipated third feature, THE MODERN OCEAN starring Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloë Grace Moretz (IF I STAY, THE EQUALIZER, KICK ASS 2), Tom Holland (SPIDERMAN, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA), Asa Butterfield (HUGO,ENDER’S GAME),Abraham Attah (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Jeff Goldblum (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL).
The film, in which Carruth also stars, is being produced by Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee (THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW), Carruth’s erbp Film (UPSTREAM COLOR, PRIMER), and Tadmor’s Eyal Rimmon (AMERICAN ULTRA). Casting is being handled by Carmen Cuba Casting.
FilmNation Entertainment will launch international sales on the film at the 2015 AFM in Santa Monica this week.
Shane Carruth, whose previous two films: UPSTREAM COLOR (winner of the 2013 Special Jury Prize at Sundance) and PRIMER (winner of the 2004 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize) received widespread critical acclaim, has been hailed as one of the most exciting and original voices in modern American cinema.
In THE MODERN OCEAN, the competition for valuable shipping routes, the search for the hidden cache of priceless material and the powerful need for vengeance will converge in a spectacular battle on the rolling decks of behemoth cargo ships. This epic tale, fraught with danger and intrigue, takes us from the ancient trading houses of Algeria to the darkest depths of the ocean floor.
Enormously inventive, but grounded in arcane reality, THE MODERN OCEAN will draw audiences in to a secretive world filled with mysterious technologies and bitter rivalries.
Tara Erer, SVP, Sales for FilmNation stated: “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Shane on this project. He is clearly one of the most exciting and inventive filmmakers working today. He has created a world in MODERN OCEAN, which will excite and captivate audiences everywhere.”