Award-winning actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kraven The Hunter, Bullet Train, Nocturnal Animals) has signed on to star in Fuze, directed by David Mackenzie (Academy Award-nominated Hell or High Water, Outlaw King, Starred Up), reuniting the actor and director after working together on Outlaw King in 2018.
Written by Ben Hopkins, the film opens on the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb in a London construction site, sparking a mass evacution – the perfect cover for a heist.
The film is produced by Gillian Berrie (Outlaw King, Tetris) for Sigma Films and Sebastien Raybaud (The End We Start From,Greenland) and Callum Grant (Jackdaw, Cleaner) for Anton. Giles Nuttgens joins Mackenzie’s creative team as director of photography after previously colloborating together on Hell or High Water.
Speaking of the film Mackenzie says “tension is one of the purest emotions that cinema can create. I had the idea of combining all the high stakes of an unexploded bomb with that of a bank robbery – clashing these two genres to create as much pressure as possible -in a context that feels as real as possible. Ben Hopkins took those ingredients and cooked up the compelling script that we are now taking into production.”
Anton are financing and will be selling the world rights at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin and will present a sizzle reel for the film. UTA Independent Film Group and WME Independent will co-rep the US rights with Anton.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP. David Mackenzie is repped by UTA, United Agents in London, and Alan Wertheimer and Kim Jaime. Gillian Berrie is repped by UTA, United Agents in London, and Alan Wertheimer and Kim Jaime. Giles Nuttgens is repped by UTA.