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Affleck, Fishburne, Beecham to star in sci-fi thriller ‘Slingshot’

Affleck, Fishburne, Beecham to star in sci-fi thriller ‘Slingshot’

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Hollywood actors Casey Affleck, Laurence Fishburne and Emily Beecham will star in the psychological sci-fi thriller ‘Slingshot’ from Richard Saperstein’s Bluestone Entertainment, reports Variety.

Mikael Håfström is attached to direct the movie, which turns on an astronaut struggling to maintain his grip on reality aboard a possibly fatally compromised mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan.

Other cast members include Tomer Capone and David Morrissey. Principal photography begins Dec. 1 at Korda Studios and other locations in and around Budapest, Hungary.

‘Slingshot’ is an Astral Pictures production in association with Bluestone Entertainment and Hungarian investment fund Széchenyi Funds Ltd. WME Independent is handling sales.“Slingshot is a wonderful match of filmmaker and material,” said Saperstein of the project. “I thought of Mikael the moment I first read the script. I am thrilled to embark on this production together in Hungary with our partners at Széchenyi Funds, and an incredible cast and crew.”

Håfström added: “After several years of preparation, it is exciting to take off with this highly talented cast. I am looking forward to the challenge of working within the contained environment of the spaceship. The script carves out some excellent characters and, as the story unfolds, some shocking secrets come to light.”

The screenplay is written by R. Scott Adams and Nathan Parker. The film is being produced by Saperstein. Executive producers include Beau Turpin, Ivett Havasi, Shara Kay, Michael Hollingsworth, Matthew Dwyer, Ron Cundy, Nikolett Barabás, Jonathan Krauss, Brooklyn Weaver and Joanna Plafsky.