Shailene Woodley and Anthony Mackie are set to star opposite each other in the upcoming thriller ‘Panopticon’.
Jacob Latimore has also joined the cast on the project which sees Andres Baiz take the helm.
Penned by Emily Jerome, Woodley will take on the role of Chase, an ambitious young Wall Street trader who seizes upon a hot investment opportunity in PCC Correctional, a private prison group racking up huge profits. She soon uncovers an operation rife with violence and malfeasance. Forced to choose between profiting from a gold mine career opportunity and doing the right thing, Chase teams up with a local prison guard (Mackie) to take on a culture of corrupt boardrooms, white supremacists, prison gangs and crooked correctional officers, to break apart the system that’s made her a rising star.
Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh is producing alongside Jerome, Ridley Scott will be executive producer. The production is due to start filming in New Mexico in the summer.
Baiz is known for his work on the Netflix series ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’.
Woodley was last seen in ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Endings, Beginnings’ She will next be seen in ‘The Mauritanian’.
Mackie’s most recent projects include ‘The Banker’ and ‘Outside The Wire’. He will next be seen reprising his role as Sam Wilson aka Falcon in the Disney+ original Marvel series ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ which premieres on March 19th.