The final cast for Mikael Håfström’s new sci-fi film Slingshot has been announced. Filming has started in Hungary on the 1st of December.
Cast has been set on sci-fi thriller “Slingshot”, with Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”), Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”), and Emily Beecham (“Little Joe”) leading the pic about an astronaut struggling to maintain his grip on reality aboard a possibly fatally compromised mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan.
Mikael Håfström (“Outside the Wire”) is directing the project, that began its principal photography on the 1st of December at Korda Studios and other locations in and around Budapest. The screenplay is written by R. Scott Adams (“Donner Pass”) and Nathan Parker (“Moon”).
The film is being produced by Bluestone Entertainment’s Richard Saperstein (“Hancock”, “Seven”, “1408”), with executive producers including Beau Turpin, Ivett Havasi, Shara Kay, Michael Hollingsworth, Matthew Dwyer, Ron Cundy, Nikolett Barabás, Jonathan Krauss, Brooklyn Weaver, and Joanna Plafsky. WME Independent is handling the sales part of the project.
The film’s creative team includes production designer Barry Chusid (“Source Code”, “Independence Day: Resurgence”, “Escape Plan”) and director of photography Pär M Ekberg (“Polar”, “Lords of Chaos”). Music will be composed by ASCAP Film and Television Music Award winner Lorne Balfe (“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, “Black Widow”). Caroline Harris (“Outside the Wire”, “Black Mirror”, “Legend”) is the costume designer, with Chelsea Ellis Bloch and Marisol Roncali of Atomic Honey as the casting directors.
“Slingshot” is an Astral Pictures production in association with Bluestone Entertainment and Széchenyi Funds Ltd., one of the largest Hungarian investment funds.
“Slingshot is a wonderful match of filmmaker and material,” said Bluestone Entertainment CEO Richard Saperstein. “I thought of Mikael the moment I first read the script. I am thrilled to embark on this production together in Hungary with our partners at Széchenyi Funds, and an incredible cast and crew.”
Håfström added: “After several years of preparation, it is exciting to take off with this highly talented cast. I am looking forward to the challenge of working within the contained environment of the spaceship. The script carves out some excellent characters and, as the story unfolds, some shocking secrets come to light.”
Fishburne starred in the first three films of “The Matrix” and the John Wick franchise, “Mystic River” and “Man Of Steel”. His upcoming features include “John Wick: Chapter 4” and Paul Feig’s “The School For Good And Evil”.
Beecham won the Cannes Film Festival best actress award for “Little Jo” and starred in “The Pursuit Of Love” and “Daphne”. Her credits include “Hail, Caesar!”, Hafström’s “Outside The Wire”, and “Cruella”.