Jamie Bell (Hallam Foe / Billy Elliott) has been added to the cast of psychological virus thriller, The Retreat.

The film, which was initially announced in February, will also star Thandie Newton (Crash) and Cillian Murphy (Inception).

The Retreat centers on a husband and wife who rent a remote island cottage while trying to repair their marriage. One day they find a biohazard-suited soldier washed up on the beach, who warns them that everybody on the mainland has been killed by an airborne virus. That’s when the psychological fun-and-games begin…

Carl Tibbets will make his directing debut with the film that’s been described as a cross between Knife In the Water and Dead Calm.

The Retreat has gone from being a nondescript thriller stuck in development limbo, into a film with huge potential, mainly due to the solid cast it’s attracted.

Shooting is due to commence next month on location in Wales.

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