We’ve got the first casting news for a project we can’t wait to see.
Deadline is reporting today that Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!) are the first two actors to sign on for active duty in the J.J. Abrams-produced Overlord, coming our way courtesy of Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. The World War II film is set to begin filming over in the UK this coming May, and the plot is wonderfully bonkers.
Read on for details.
On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success, but as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.
Julius Avery, who directed A24’s Son of a Gun, is at the helm of Overlord, which was penned by Billy Ray from an idea he had with Abrams. The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith has done a slight polish on the draft, with Abrams and Lindsey Weber producing for Bad Robot.