Magazine article Screen International

Gerard Butler, Joe Alwyn to Head Psychological Thriller 'Keepers'

Magazine article Screen International

Gerard Butler, Joe Alwyn to Head Psychological Thriller 'Keepers'

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Gerard Butler (300), former Screen Star of Tomorrow Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk) and Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) will lead Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm's (The Killing) psychological thriller Keepers.

Sales agent Protagonist Pictures has boarded the project and will introduce to buyers at this week's American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica.

Cross Creek Pictures (Hacksaw Ridge) is fully financing the film, which is set for an early 2017 shoot in the UK.

Andy Evans, Ade Shannon and Sean Marley are producing for Wales-based outfit Mad as Birds with Alan Siegel for G-BASE, Brian Oliver for Cross Creek and star Butler. Jason Seagraves will exec produce and Reg Poerscout-Edgerton will co-produce and is casting.

Set on an uninhabited island offthe Scottish coast, the film follows three lighthouse keepers (Butler, Alwyn, Mullan) who arrive for their six week shifts. As they settle into their regular routines, they stumble upon an unexpected and life-changing secret. …

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