Freddie Highmore’s ‘Means Down’ Provides Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Liam Cunningham


MADRID — Freddie Highmore, star of ABC’s “The Good Physician,” the highest exported U.S. scripted collection final yr, has been joined on financial institution heist thriller “Means Down” by Liam Cunningham, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Sam Riley.

Cunningham performs Sir Davos Seaworth in “Recreation of Thrones”; Astrid Bergès-Frisbey embodied mermaid Syrena in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”; Riley portrayed Ian Curtis in “Management,” and Diaval in Disney‘s “Maleficent,” alongside Angelina Jolie.

Directed by Jaume Balagueró (“[REC],” “Sleep Tight”), the formidable English-language heist thriller companions two of Europe’s largest media companies, Spain’s Mediaset España and France’s TF1 Group. Ghislain Barrois and Álvaro Augustín, at Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España’s movie arm, are producing with El Tesoro de Drake AIE, Ciudadano Ciskul (Francisco Sánchez) and Assume Studio (Eneko Lizarraga), in collaboration with Mediaset España and TF1 Group.

Highmore himself will take a producer credit score. “Means Down” can be offered at subsequent month’s Cannes Competition by TFI Group’s cinema division TF1 Studio, which is dealing with each worldwide gross sales and in addition home distribution in France.

Going into manufacturing on April 13, “Means Down” additionally stars two of Spain’s best-known actors, Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice”) and Jose Coronado (“Gigantes). They are going to be joined by Axel Stein (“Not My Day”), Famke Janssen (“X-Males: The Final Stand”), and, of additional Spanish solid, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba (“La Comunidad”), and Daniel Holguín (“Che: Guerrilla”).

Presently capturing in Madrid – the place “Means Down” closed down its Plaza Cibeles. the Spanish capital’s equal of Piccadilly Circus, for scenes concerned some 1,000 additional on Sunday – it is going to   proceed its 11-week shoot on the Spanish coast. The film stars Highmore as Thom, a genius engineering graduate whose curiosity is piqued by the Financial institution of Spain whose secure, constructed over 100 years in the past, has no blueprints and whose safety system consists of an underground river that floods the secure room if breached.

Studying {that a} legendary misplaced treasure can be deposited within the financial institution’s secure for simply 10 days, Thom masterminds a meticulous plan together with charismatic artwork seller Walter (Cunningham) to interrupt into the Financial institution.

However they’ve solely 90 minutes to take action, when the financial institution’s workers can be mightily distracted by the 2010 soccer World Cup ultimate, performed by Spain and re-transmitted on a large display which, as probability would have it, can be erected simply in entrance of the Financial institution of Spain.

VFX results can be made by El Ranchito, which has labored on “Mission Inconceivable: a Rogue Nation,” “Recreation of Thrones” and “The Inconceivable.” Sandra Hermida (‘A Monster Calls,” “The Inconceivable,” “The Orphanage”) serves as govt and line producer and Daniel Aranyó (“Regression”) as director of pictures.

The thriller’s screemplay was written by Andrés Koppel (“On Demise Row”), Borja González Santaolalla (“[REC] 3, Genesis”), Rafael Martínez (“Candy Residence”), Michel Gaztambide (“Gigantes”) and Rowan Athale (“Wasteland”).

Telecinco Cinema’s English-language manufacturing credit embody “The Inconceivable,” which grossed $180.Three million worldwide, and “A Monster Calls” ($47.Three million), each from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Bayona, and, in Spanish, Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” ($83.Three million), nonetheless reckoned by many to be Del Toro’s greatest film.

Highmore is represented by UTA, Cunningham by Paradigm Expertise Company, Bergès-Frisbey by CAA, Riley by WME Ent., Stein by Katy Seinfeld, Jannsen by ICM Companions, Tosar by O Rocho Expertise Company and Coronado by Majos Martínez Montesinos.

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