Samara Weaving has joined Daniel Radcliffe on Altitude sales title and action comedy Guns Akimbo ahead of an April 28 production start in Auckland, New Zealand.
Production will also take place in Munich, Germany. Occupant Entertainment is producing in association with Pump Metal Films and Ingenious Media on the Germany-New Zealand co-production, with Four Knights Film, New Zealand, as well as Maze Pictures and Occupant Entertainment Germany.
Jason Lei Howden directs from his screenplay about a lovelorn man whose mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled in a dark social media movement that forces strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death, live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience.
Weaving’s credits include Picnic At Hanging Rock and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Occupant’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino are producing with Tom Hern of Four Knights. Philipp Kreuzer and Joerg Schulze of Maze Pictures are co-producing.
The executive producer roster includes Michael Mailis from Hyperion Entertainment, Jay Taylor and John Jencks from Electric Shadow, Joe Simpson from Miscellaneous Entertainment, Adrian Politowski and Bastien Sirodot from Umedia, Stefan Kapelari and Mortiz Peters from Koch Films, and Will Clarke and Andy Mayson from Altitude Films.
The Guns Akimbo production is supported by the German Federal Film Fund, the FilmFernsehfonds Bayern, and the New Zealand Film Commission.
Altitude’s production, sales and distribution slate includes Horrible Histories: The Movie with Citrus Films and written by Jessica Swale; American Hero to be directed by Alex Gibney; Asif Kapadia’s Maradona; Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney; Suzi Ewing’s 10x10 starring Luke Evans, Kelly Reilly and Noel Clarke; and Lance Daly’s Black 47 with Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville and Barry Keoghan.