, Kathy Bates
and Ed Skrein
are attached to star in sci-fi thriller A Patriot, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will launch world sales on in Cannes. Currently in pre-production, the movie’s screenplay comes from Dan Pringle
) and Toby Rushton
) with Pringle also attached to direct. Project is being produced by Adam Merrifield
(K-Shop) from White Lantern Film
and John Giwa-Amu
(The Machine) from Red & Black Films with Angus Finney
) executive producing.
The script takes place in a future authoritarian state that has walled itself away from a world ravaged by climate chaos and resource wars. The story follows the unquestioning Border Corp Captain Kate Jones
(Green) as she fights to defend the purity of the population, until a chance discovery makes her doubt the authorities she has pledge her allegiance and life to protect.
The Exchange’s Cannes lineup includes Aja Naomi King