House Of Gucci star Madalina Ghenea and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick will lead the cast of Caribbean-set shark survival thriller Deep Fear, which will start production in Malta and the West Indies in January 2022.
The film will follow a round-the-world yachtswoman (Ghenea) who sets out on a solo trip to meet her boyfriend (Westwick) in Grenada; before a storm forces her 47-foot yacht off course. She responds to a distress signal from a sinking vessel; but is soon captured by drug traffickers, whose attempt to get her to retrieve 850 kilos of cocaine is thwarted by a frenzy of tiger sharks.
Deep Fear is directed by UK filmmaker Marcus Adams, with a screenplay co-written by Robert Capelli Jr and Sophia Eptamentis.
London and Rome-based sales firm Brilliant Pictures is handling worldwide rights on the title.
Producers are Sean O’Kelly and Marc Bikindou for Brilliant Pictures, with Engelbert Grech and Chris Bongirne for Malta’s Halo Pictures.
Romanian actress Ghenea recently appeared in Ridley Scott’s House Of Gucci, playing the role of Italian star Sophia Loren.