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Brenton Thwaites nabs lead in action thriller Entry Level

Brenton Thwaites

Story by Jack Foley

RAPIDLY rising leading man Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; The Giver) has been cast as the lead in new action thriller Entry Level.

Thwaites stars as Marcus Delany, a young man who mysteriously awakens in a super high-security office building. He is forced by an unknown stranger to complete a strictly timed series of dangerous tasks that implicate him in a deadly crime with global consequences.

Written by Benjamin Hurley, the feature film will be directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Franck Khalfoun, who recently completed the upcoming Amityville: The Awakening starring Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, which is set for wide release by The Weinstein Company in January 2017.

Entry Level is due to begin shooting in the first quarter of 2017 and recently qualified for the California Film Commission’s Film and TV Tax Credit.

13 Films is handling international sales on the project and will continue sales at the American Film Market this month.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Brenton as our leading man,” said producers Craig Perry and Sheila Taylor (the Final Destination and American Pie franchises). “Audiences worldwide are going to be thoroughly entertained by this fast-paced action thriller.”

“Brenton is an amazingly talented actor,” said Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films. “We are beyond excited to see him physically and emotionally anchor this suspenseful script.”

Thwaites is an Australian born actor whose films include Relativity’s horror hit Oculus; Disney’s box-office smash Maleficent with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning; and The Weinstein Company’s The Giver with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.

He will headline in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp.

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