MADRID — Freddie Highmore, star of ABC’s “The Good Physician,” the highest exported U.S. scripted sequence final 12 months, has been joined on financial institution heist thriller “Manner Down” by Liam Cunningham, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Sam Riley.

Cunningham performs Sir Davos Seaworth in “Sport of Thrones”; Astrid Bergès-Frisbey embodied mermaid Syrena in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”; Riley portrayed Ian Curtis in “Management,” and Diaval in Disney‘s “Maleficent,” alongside Angelina Jolie.

Directed by Jaume Balagueró (“[REC],” “Sleep Tight”), the bold English-language heist thriller companions two of Europe’s greatest media firms, Spain’s Mediaset España and France’s TF1 Group. Ghislain Barrois and Álvaro Augustín, at Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España’s movie arm, are producing with El Tesoro de Drake AIE, Ciudadano Ciskul (Francisco Sánchez) and Assume Studio (Eneko Lizarraga), in collaboration with Mediaset España and TF1 Group.

Highmore himself will take a producer credit score. “Manner Down” will likely be offered at subsequent month’s Cannes Competition by TFI Group’s cinema division TF1 Studio, which is dealing with each worldwide gross sales and in addition home distribution in France.

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Going into manufacturing on April 13, “Manner Down” additionally stars two of Spain’s best-known actors, Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice”) and Jose Coronado (“Gigantes). They are going to be joined by Axel Stein (“Not My Day”), Famke Janssen (“X-Males: The Final Stand”), and, of additional Spanish solid, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba (“La Comunidad”), and Daniel Holguín (“Che: Guerrilla”).

At present taking pictures in Madrid – the place “Manner Down” closed down its Plaza Cibeles. the Spanish capital’s equal of Piccadilly Circus, for scenes concerned some 1,000 further on Sunday – it can   proceed its 11-week shoot on the Spanish coast. The film stars Highmore as Thom, a genius engineering graduate whose curiosity is piqued by the Financial institution of Spain whose protected, constructed over 100 years in the past, has no blueprints and whose safety system consists of an underground river that floods the protected room if breached.

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Studying {that a} legendary misplaced treasure will likely be deposited within the financial institution’s protected for simply 10 days, Thom masterminds a meticulous plan together with charismatic artwork supplier Walter (Cunningham) to interrupt into the Financial institution.

However they’ve solely 90 minutes to take action, when the financial institution’s employees will likely be mightily distracted by the 2010 soccer World Cup last, performed by Spain and re-transmitted on a large display screen which, as probability would have it, will likely be erected simply in entrance of the Financial institution of Spain.

VFX results will likely be made by El Ranchito, which has labored on “Mission Unimaginable: a Rogue Nation,” “Sport of Thrones” and “The Unimaginable.” Sandra Hermida (‘A Monster Calls,” “The Unimaginable,” “The Orphanage”) serves as government and line producer and Daniel Aranyó (“Regression”) as director of pictures.

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The thriller’s screemplay was written by Andrés Koppel (“On Dying Row”), Borja González Santaolalla (“[REC] 3, Genesis”), Rafael Martínez (“Candy House”), Michel Gaztambide (“Gigantes”) and Rowan Athale (“Wasteland”).

Telecinco Cinema’s English-language manufacturing credit embrace “The Unimaginable,” which grossed $180.Three million worldwide, and “A Monster Calls” ($47.Three million), each from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Bayona, and, in Spanish, Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” ($83.Three million), nonetheless reckoned by many to be Del Toro’s greatest film.

Highmore is represented by UTA, Cunningham by Paradigm Expertise Company, Bergès-Frisbey by CAA, Riley by WME Ent., Stein by Katy Seinfeld, Jannsen by ICM Companions, Tosar by O Rocho Expertise Company and Coronado by Majos Martínez Montesinos.


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