Avatar’s Sam Worthington, Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Respect), Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil franchise), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) and Academy Award-winner Common (Wanted, Suicide Squad) are set to star in Indie Spirit Award-winner Stefon Bristol’s (See You Yesterday) new action-thriller ‘Breathe.’
In the movie, after Earth is left uninhabitable due to a lack of oxygen, a mother Maya (Hudson) and her daughter Zora (Wallis) are forced to live underground, with short trips to the surface only made possible by a state of the art oxygen suit made by Maya’s husband, Darius, whom she presumes to be dead. When a mysterious couple arrives claiming to know Darius and his fate, Maya tentatively agrees to let them into their bunker, but are they all they appear to be?
Bristol will direct from the Black List screenplay written by Doug Simon (Dimension’s Demonic). Principal photography on the edge-of-your-seat survival thriller will take place on location in Pennsylvania in this summer.
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The feature is produced by Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, and Capstone’s Christian Mercuri. Capstone’s Ruzanna Kegeyan executive produces alongside David Haring, Esther Hornstein and Will Flynn. Capstone Studios will also finance alongside Thunder Road.
Capstone Global will introduce the hot title to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film. CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group helped arrange financing for the film and will co-rep the US rights, alongside Capstone.