17.05.2024 / Share on Facebook

Peaky Blinders’ Star Joe Cole & ‘True Spirit’s Teagan Croft Lead Contemporary Thriller ‘Override’, The English-Language Debut From Directing Duo Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov 

‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Gangs of London’ star Joe Cole and ‘True Spirit’ and ‘Titans’ actor Teagan Croft have both just wrapped contemporary neo-noir thriller Override, the fourth feature from directing duo Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov. It marks the English-language debut for the Russian helmers, whose Captain Volkonogov Escaped played in Venice’s Competition strand in 2021.

Paris-based sales and production outfit Charades has boarded international sales for title, which was shot in L.A. in March, while AC Independent and WME Independent will co-represent North American rights for the film.

Override, which is currently in post-production, follows Ron Camp (Cole), a 31-year-old taxi driver in L.A. and Becca (Croft), his 16-year-old passenger, as they are plunged into a modern-day nightmare. Unaware of Ron’s identity as a spree killer, Becca becomes entangled in a series of terrifying events. Throughout the night they confront a chilling question: How many people will die before this ride is over?

Zolee Griggs, Jeremias Amoore, Jaime Ray Newman and Chris Payne Gilbert round out the cast while Estonian Mart Taniel, winner of the ASC Spotlight award, serves as the DoP.

The project is produced by Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeny Nikishov for Melting Pot Production. Anonymous Content’s Nick Shumaker exec produces with Cole, Lenny Levi and Vram Hakobyan. Katrin Kissa co-produces for Estonia’s Homeless Bob Production.

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