Award-winning actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet Train, Nocturnal Animals) has been cast in the movie ‘Fuze’ by director David Mackenzie.

Written by Ben Hopkins, the project opens on the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb in a London construction site, sparking a mass evacuation – the perfect cover for a heist.

The movie sees Taylor-Johnson reuniting with Mackenzie after working together on ‘Outlaw King’ in 2018.

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Producers for the feature include Gillian Berrie (Outlaw King, Tetris) for Sigma Films and Sebastien Raybaud (The End We Start From, Greenland) and Callum Grant (Jackdaw, Cleaner) for Anton. Giles Nuttgens joins Mackenzie’s creative team as director of photography after previously collaborating on ‘Hell or High Water.’

Mackenzie said Tension is one of the purest emotions that cinema can create. I had the idea of combining all the high stakes of an unexploded bomb with that of a bank robbery – clashing these two genres to create as much pressure as possible -in a context that feels as real as possible. Ben Hopkins took those ingredients and cooked up the compelling script that we are now taking into production.’