Armie Hammer is attached to star in Lightstream Pictures' 2:22
, a psychological thriller to be directed by Paul Currie (One Perfect Day
, co-founder of Lightstream) and based on Todd Stein (Unbound
) and Nathan Parker's (Moon
) original screenplay. Rights for the film will be shopped at Cannes via Ralph Kamp's Timeless Films. Lightfilms's Lawrence Inglee in producing. The synopsis for 2:22, which hopes to begin shooting in Sydney this fall, is below.
Hammer is hot: he just wrapped Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar alongside
Leonardo DiCaprio, will play the Prince
in Relativity's upcoming The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
(with Julia Roberts and Lily Collins) and is up for the title role in The Lone Ranger
, which is more about Johnny Depp's Tonto.
2:22 is a clever, rollercoaster thriller that centers on Dylan (Hammer) an air traffic controller who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes. Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah, with whom he feels inexplicably linked. Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.
Check out our interview with Hammer, post-The Social Network.
[Picture courtesy of GQ]