Hereditary star Alex Wolff, John Malkovich and Scoot McNairy are among an ensemble that has joined upcoming thriller The Line, set to begin production in autumn.
Jessica Barden, and Lewis Pullman round out the key cast at this stage on the project, described as a coming-of-age thriller set on a university campus.
Ethan Berger, currently in post on an untitled documentary with Uninterrupted, will mark his feature directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote with Alex Russek. Lije Sarki, who produced this month’s SXSW narrative spotlight audience award winner The Peanut Butter Falcon, is producing alongside David Carrico and Adam Paulsen of Valparaiso Pictures. Bobby Hoppey serves as executive producer.
“The Line will be a profoundly nuanced portrait of a young man being sucked into this seemingly glamorous, rambunctious and familial unit,” said Wolff. “Its heartbreak echoes a larger issue with men and their painful need for approval, love, and nurture, letting you peer in on what seems like a utopia-like world for a young man, and how quickly one horrible accident can turn that world into a nightmare.”
Wolff is currently in production on Joey Klein’s opioid drama Castle In The Ground, and recently wrapped production on the untitled Jumanji sequel, Bad Education opposite Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, and Human Capital with Liev Schreiber and Marisa Tomei. He recently wrote, directed, and starred in his first feature film, The Cat And The Moon.
Malkovich earned supporting actor Oscar nods for Places In The Heart and In The Line Of Fire and just wrapped production on Charlie Day’s El Tonto. McNairy most recently starred in Destroyer and will next be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s likely Cannes selection Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Barden will next be seen in Jungleland, and Pullman in Hulu’s Catch-22.