Principal photography has begun on Dark Castle Entertainment and After Dark Films’ high-octane action thriller “Getaway.”
The film stars Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (“Training Day”), actress and international music sensation Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), and Academy Award winner Jon Voight (“Coming Home,” the “National Treasure” films).
Courtney Solomon (“An American Haunting”) and Yaron Levy (director of photography on “Transit”) are teaming to direct “Getaway.” Solomon is also producing the film, together with Moshe Diamant and Chris Milburn.
The executive producers are Joel Silver, Alan Zeman and Steve Richards. The screenplay is by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan, with the latter also serving as co-producer.[ Also Read: How 3D Is Making Inroads in the Entertainment World ]
Ethan Hawke plays Brent Magna, a burned out race car driver who is thrust into a do-or-die mission behind the wheel when his wife is kidnapped. With Brent’s only ally a young hacker (Selena Gomez), his one hope of saving his wife is to follow the orders of the mysterious voice (Jon Voight) who’s watching his every move through cameras mounted on the car Brent’s driving.
The behind-the-scenes team includes production designer Nate Jones, editor Ryan Dufrene, and costume designer Irene Kotcheva.
“Getaway” began shooting on location in Sofia, Bulgaria. Future filming will take place in the United States.
The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The announcement was made Thursday, May 10.
Photo courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures / Simon Varsano