Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Captain America: Civil War, “Sherlock”) has joined on as the star of the upcoming UK zombie pandemic thriller Cargo, according to ScreenDaily. The film is based on Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke’s short film of the same name, which can be seen below.
In Cargo, “…a father (Freeman) who, stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic and, infected himself, desperately seeks a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.”
The film is being produced by Kristina Ceyton, who produced 2014’s critically acclaimed psychological horror film The Babadook. She states, “Martin Freeman is a singular talent who will add such depth and emotional sophistication to the role, and we know will make this story come alive in an unexpected and deeply moving way.“