Steven Ogg joins “The Dresden Sun”; “Invitation to murder” adds Bianca Santos – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE:Steven Ogg (Emancipation, snowdrops) has signed on to star alongside Christina Ricci and Samantha Win in The Dresden Suna cyberpunk indie from writer-director Michael Ryan (Performers: a C & Terre Chronicle – quantum 1, The silencer and the sky).
The film observes as a heist continues south when a brilliant and principled mercenary with a traumatic past works with an insider to steal a valuable Peredor Corporation asset called “the Sphere”. The C&Earth Corporation, vying for world domination, seeks to find a solution to an otherworldly technology via a scientist’s project. Meanwhile, a financial analyst, who despises his job at powerful investment firm Mutual One, finds himself caught between deadly corporate rivals, financial fraud and tech espionage, and is ultimately forced on the run from an entrepreneur. psychopathic soldier.
Ogg will play the film’s mercenary protagonist, Crilenger. Michael Ryan and Tyler Lockamy are producing through their Archetype Pictures banner, with Neely Gurman for the cast.
Ogg is a BAFTA nominee who will next be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s thriller Apple Emancipationand currently plays the role of Pike in TNT snowdrops. The actor also appeared on the film side in Ani Simon-Kennedy’s drama Tribeca The short story of the long road and Carl Strathie’s sci-fi picture Solis, among other titles. Additional TV credits include AMCs You better call Saul and The Walking Deadfrom Amazon The tick and HBO Westworld.
Ogg is represented by APA.
EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Santos (The Fosters, Legacy) will star alongside Mischa Barton and Seamus Dever in Stephen Shimek’s indie thriller, Invitation to murder.
The film sees a reclusive billionaire invite six seemingly random strangers to his island estate, including aspiring detective Miranda Green (Barton). When another guest is dead, Miranda must get to the bottom of the intrigue behind the gathering to prove herself and possibly save her life.
Santos will play Carmen Blanco, a poor waitress from Seville who joins Green and Dever’s lawyer, Lawrence Kane, as a guest at the mansion. She is swept up in a romance with another guest, but when things take a deadly turn, she must decide which side she is on.
Brian O’Donnell wrote the film, which is based on an original story by Gerard Miller. It is now in production in Chicago. Zeus Zamani and Brian Vilim are producing, with ACE Entertainment’s Sébastien Semon and Jerome Reydner-Kalfon producing.
Santos is best known for her role as Lexi Rivera in the drama Freeform The Fostersand as Maya in The CW’s fantasy series Legacy. The actress has previously starred in the film side of Ouija, The Duff and Invaluable.
She is replaced by The Rosenzweig Group, Global Artists Agency and attorney Lev Ginsburg.