Last month it was announced that Nicolas Cage would team up with director Ben Brewer (they previously worked together on the crime thriller The trust) for the survival thriller Sand and Stone. Now the names of three of Cage’s co-stars have been revealed! They are Jaeden Martell (Stephen King’s That), Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in space) and Sadie Overall (Fate: The Winx Saga). Martell and Jenkins will play the twin sons of Cage’s character.
Screenplay by Michael Nilon (Brave), Sand and Stone has the following synopsis: In the future, in a sparsely populated world, normal life has been decimated. Paul and his twin teenage sons, Thomas and Joseph, have managed to eke out a living on their remote farm, yet they live in constant fear. As the sun sets, the ferocious creatures of the night awaken to hunt and devour every living soul in their path. And when Thomas makes a small mistake, the nocturnal creatures get the better of them and come after them. In a race against time, Paul, Thomas and Joseph must execute a desperate plan to survive.
Cage is producing the film through his company Saturn Films along with Nilon, Braxton Pope, David Wulf of Redline Entertainment and Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland Film Group. Aperture’s Slava Vladimirov, Jared Underwood and Andrew Robinson serve as executive producers. Highland Film Group is co-financing the project and handling world rights.
Fraser had this to say about the casting news:Rising stars, Jaeden and Maxwell are perfectly cast as Paul’s twin sons, played by the incomparable Nicolas Cage. And rounding out our stellar cast is up-and-coming actress Sadie Overall in this exciting, action-packed ride.“
Perrier added: “With his keen eye and unique vision, Ben Brewer is the ideal director to bring Mike Nilon’s apocalyptic and electrifying script to life. Our first film with Ben was The trust and we look forward to working with this talented filmmaker again.“
Sand and Stone is set to begin filming in Dublin, Ireland next week.
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