Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer And Marcus Thomas Join THE FORGER Cast
BAFTA TV Award and Tony Award winning actress Jennifer Ehle (ZERO DARK THIRTY, CONTAGION), Anson Mount (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” SAFE), Abigail Spencer (Sundance Channel’s “Rectify,” OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL) and Marcus Thomas (YOU KILL ME, DROWNING MONA) join the cast of heist film THE FORGER.
The four will star alongside two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner John Travolta, Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (BEGINNERS, THE LAST STATION) and Venice Film Festival Award winner for Best New Young Actor Tye Sheridan (JOE, MUD, THE TREE OF LIFE).
The film started shooting today, October 7th on location in Boston, Massachusetts.
BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin (BBC’s “Wallander”) is directing from a script by Richard D’Ovidio (THE CALL).
THE FORGER tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, Will Cutter (Sheridan). Ray and his father, Joseph Cutter (Plummer), must come together to carry out one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.
Ehle will star as Kim, Ray’s emotionally fragile ex-wife, with Mount cast as Keating, a member of the syndicate who creates trouble for Ray. Spencer will play Paisley, a DEA agent and Thomas will play Carl, Ray’s long time friend and wingman.
The announcement was made today by producers and co-financiers Code Entertainment’s (“Code”) Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”). The Solution is handling international sales with WME Global and ICM Partners handling domestic sales.
Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce the film along with Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel will executive produce alongside The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as co-executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer John Bailey (AS GOOD AS IT GETS, GROUNDHOG DAY), Emmy nominated production designer Derek Hill (INTO THE WILD, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN) and Oscar nominated editor Peter Boyle (THE HOURS, QUILLS).
Jennifer Ehle won a BAFTA TV Award for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in BBC’s mini-series PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in WILDE co-starring Stephen Fry. She has also won 2 Tony Awards for her work in The Real Thing and The Coast of Utopia. Her recent feature film credits include ZERO DARK THIRTY, CONTAGION, THE KING’S SPEECH and THE IDES OF MARCH and she will next appear in BLACK AND WHITE opposite Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs and Octavia Spencer, in post-production.
Anson Mount stars as Cullen Bohannon in the critically acclaimed AMC series “Hell on Wheels.” His film credits include the recently released ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE with Amber Heard, the upcoming NON-STOP with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, SAFE opposite Jason Stratham, STRAWDOGS co-starring James Marsden, HICK, COOK COUNTY and IN HER SHOES, among others.
Abigail Spencer can currently be in seen in Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed original series RECTIFY, for which she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress. She will next appear in Shawn Levy’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU opposite Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. Her feature film credits include Disney’s box office hit OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL co-starring James Franco, COWBOYS & ALIENS and CHASING MAVERICKS.
Marcus Thomas is a Belgian-born actor whose credits include KILL THE IRISHMAN with Christopher Walken and Vincent D’Onofrio, John Dahl’s YOU KILL ME co-starring Ben Kingsley and DROWNING MONA opposite Danny DeVito, Bette Midler and Casey Affleck.