The first image from the thriller Cut Bank has been released online. The pic stars Liam Hemsworth as a former high school athlete working as an auto mechanic who dreams of whisking away his pageant-hopeful girlfriend (Teresa Palmer) to the big city. However, when Hemsworth starts making moves to get out of Cut Bank, Montana, his actions set in motion events that have deadly consequences for the community. This image gives us a look at Hemsworth and Palmer’s characters in the gorgeous Montana location, but the film’s secrets still remain under lock and key.
Hit the jump to check out the high-resolution image. Directed by Matt Shakman, the film also stars John Malkovich and Billy Bob Thornton.
Adam Sandler (Grown Ups) is set to star in Hello Ghost, a Universal remake of a Korean supernatural comedy. The story centers on “a man who, after he tries to kill himself, is plagued by the arrival of four ghosts. They won’t won’t leave him in peace until he helps them amend their past by granting them one wish.” Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) will direct the picture from a Karen Croner (Admission) script. Sandler will next appear in Grown Ups 2 on July 12th while Columbus is in talks to direct the feature-length animated picture, Pixels. Hit the jump for more, including news on an upcoming comedy starring Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Liam Hemsworth’s (The Hunger Games) newest picture.
An incredibly solid cast has been lined up for the crime thriller Cut Bank. Deadline reports that Armie Hammer, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four) will lead the thriller, based on a Black List script by Roberto Patino. Television director Matt Shakman (Mad Men, House) will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which takes place in Cut Bank, Montana. The story centers on “a young auto mechanic and former high school football star who wants to get the hell out of this tiny town frozen in time. His attempt to do so sets in motion a series of events that will change his life, and the life of Cut Bank, forever.”
Presumably Hammer will be playing the protagonist, but no details are given on what roles the other actors will take on. I have to say, though, that this cast is incredibly encouraging and I look forward to hearing more about the project. Hammer is currently filming The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp, and Sir Ben Kingsley has nabbed himself a handful of high profile roles as of late including Ender’s Game and the villain in Iron Man 3. Production on Cut Bank begins this fall.