Sophie Turner and Dane DeHaan are set to star in Daniel Casey’s Wardriver, with Casey serving as the writer and director of the film. Producers of Will Smith’s Oscar-nominated critical hit King Richard, Tim White, Trevor White, and Allan Mandelbaum, alongside the Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep political thriller The Post, will produce the thiller alongside David M. Wulf (Call Jane, The Card Counter). The film is co-financed by Highland Film Group, which represents international rights to the film and is launching sales at the European Film Market. CAA Media Finance represents domestic rights.
“I’m beyond excited to be working with Dane DeHaan and Sophie Turner on Wardriver,” said Casey. “Both are incredible performers and gifted, talented artists in the truest sense. I know I speak not only for myself but also for the amazing teams at Star Thrower Entertainment and Highland Film Group in saying that I can’t wait to see them bring the roles of Cole and Sarah to life.”
“We could not be more excited to have Dane and Sophie team up for this hacking thriller from the superb writer behind the box-office behemoth F9: The Fast Saga,” said Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser.
“Daniel Casey has crafted a brilliant story, chock full of suspense and intrigue. We are thrilled to be working with this talented filmmaker and can’t wait to see the cameras roll next spring,” added Highland COO Delphine Perrier.
Wardriver is a story about a brilliant, tech-savvy thief named Cole (DeHaan) who has a highly specialized skillset and uses it to commit robberies from his laptop. When Oscar, a criminal with a dangerous past, discovers Cole’s unique talents, he forces him to hack into the bank account of the young, seemingly wealthy Sarah (Turner) and empty it of nearly a million dollars. Cole soon discovers that a powerful, mob-connected lawyer has been using Sarah to hide his money. Seeking to bail her out of danger, Cole initiates a plan to replace the stolen money and begins to fall for Sarah. Ignoring warning signs that something greater is amiss, Cole soon finds himself pulled into an elaborate web of lies, deceit, and betrayal.
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Dane DeHaan, known for his roles as Andrew Detmer in Chronicle (2012) and Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is looking to join several upcoming films. Those include Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, in which he’ll join the star-studded cast of Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., and Rami Malek. He will also be seen in McCarthy, the biopic of Senator Joseph McCarthy, in which he will play Roy Cohn. On the other hand, the Game of Thrones actress will be seen in the Netflix feature Strangers alongside Maya Hawke and Austin Abrams.
Wardriver is due to start principal photography this summer in Los Angeles.