[Movies] Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In Blood Mountain Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.28.2014
Production begins in April...
Variety reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to star in the thriller Blood Mountain. Sergei Bodrov (Mongol, Seventh Son) will direct from a script by Jonathan W. Stokes (original) and John Romano (revisions). Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill), Nicola Horlick and James Gibb will produce.
Here's a synopsis: The film follows a private military contractor whose special forces team is ambushed and killed during a covert raid, forcing him to personally escort one of the world's most wanted terrorists over hostile terrain in order to bring him to justice. With a bounty at stake and insurgents and rival mercenaries hunting them, the two find themselves facing not only their enemies, but each other in their fight for survival.
Principal photography begins in April in Morocco. Shaun Redick is exec producing alongside Rachel Green of Derby Street Films and Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment.Silver Reel's Claudia Bluemhuber and Ian Hutchinson will also executive produce, with Getaway Pictures' (Germany) Skady Lis producing. Silver Reel will finance thanks to arrangement from UTA Independent Film Group, who has the North American rights. Altitude Film Sales will be going to the European Film Market to find international distribution.