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Amanda Seyfried and Theo James join supernatural thriller Black Lung

Red Riding Hood

Story by Jack Foley

AMANDA Seyfried and Theo James are set to star in the supernatural thriller Black Lung, it was announced today by 2929 Productions and Emily Ziff and Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town Productions at the Berlin Film Festival.

Seyfried will play a character named Del, wife of a Utah coal miner (James) whose premonition moves her to save her husband just before an explosion in the mine traps all the other miners, an act that tests her marriage, puts her under suspicion of state officials tasked with the rescue, and stokes the resentment of all the other women in town.

With time running out to save the entombed men, Del’s increasingly horrifying visions hint to something darker at play within the iconic mountain that looms over the plateau like an anvil, a darkness she comes to believe will consume them all.

Cary Fukunaga (HBO’s True Detective and Jane Eyre) is executive producing the project through his Parliament of Owls production company, while award-winning filmmaker Chase Palmer, whose scripts have appeared on the Black List, will make his feature film debut, directing from his own screenplay.

Principal photography is set to start in summer 2015.

Ziff and Murphy commented: “Black Lubng possesses that rare mix of qualities that we as producers dream about. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and thrillingly commercial with a visionary filmmaker and two electrifying actors on board to bring it to the screen.”

Seyfried has a series of highly anticipated films coming up, including Noah Baumbach’s Toronto festival hit While We’re Young with Adam Driver and Ben Stiller, set for release in March; the highly anticipated sequel to Universal’s worldwide hit, Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2, due out in June; Warner Bros. fantasy film Pan co-starring Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, directed by Joe Wright and coming to theatres in July and Fathers And Daughters, opposite Russell Crowe and Aaron Paul, currently in post-production.

Theo James is known to audiences for his role as ‘Four’ in Summit Entertainment’s popular blockbuster franchise, The Divergent Series. He will reprise his role opposite Shailene Woodley in the upcoming sequel Insurgent, hitting theatres in March.

He will also be seen in Franny co-starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning and the thriller London Fields with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, both in post-production.

He is currently filming Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture co-starring Rooney Mara, Eric Bana and Vanessa Redgrave.

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