More cast join ‘The Double’
Stana Katic and Odette Yustman sign on for the Richard Gere thriller.
Stana Katic and Odette Yustman are the latest names signed on for The Double, a spy thriller from Hyde Park Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi. The studio sent along the following press release regarding the casting:
Richard Gere, Topher Grace, and Stephen Moyer Co-Star in Scribe Michael Brandt’s Directorial Debut
Los Angeles, CA (June 10, 2010)—Stana Katic and Odette Yustman have joined Richard Gere, Topher Grace, and Stephen Moyer in writer Michael Brandt’s directorial debut project The Double. Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group and Imagenation Abu Dhabi are producing the sophisticated and elevated spy thriller based on an original script from Brandt and his writing partner Derek Haas (Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma).
Amritraj and Hyde Park Executive VP of Production Patrick Aiello will produce along with Haas and Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane. Imagenation Abu Dhabi Chairman Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei and CEO Edward Borgerding will serve as executive producers along with COO Stefan Brunner who will be an associate producer. Aiello brought in the project at Hyde Park and will shepherd production with principal photography beginning June 21st in Detroit, Michigan.
Story kicks-off with the mysterious murder of a Senator in Washington D.C. bearing the distinguished marks of a Soviet assassin, code-named Cassius, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative (Gere), who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemeses, is teamed with a young FBI agent (Grace). Katic plays a feisty Russian prostitute who fiercely protects key information; while Yustman has the role of Grace’s character’s wife, a strong woman who raises a family while coping with her husband’s Bureau career.
Katic is currently starring alongside Nathan Fillion in the ABC hit series “Castle.” “Castle” follows the lives of crime-thriller novelist Rick Castle (Fillion) and young, type-A NY detective Kate Beckett (Katic). She recently wrapped production on the Polish Brothers’ upcoming film For Lovers Only Her other credits include The Spirit opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes; and Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig.
Yustman is starring opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, and Kristin Chenoweth in Disney’s upcoming comedy You Again. Yustman’s other credits include Universal’s horror thriller The Unborn; J.J. Abrams’s action monster movie Cloverfield; and the small screen drama “October Road.”
Hyde Park International, headed by president Mimi Steinbauer, is representing Worldwide rights for the film.
Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi partnered in November 2008 on a $250 million financing deal to develop, produce and distribute up to 20 feature films over seven years – with additional financing for the production of local language and cross-cultural films. In October 2009, they extended their partnership to create a strategic alliance with Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA). Under the deal, Hyde Park Imagenation Singapore was launched to fund three to four films a year worth an estimated production value of 75 million USD over the next five years.