Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Anson Mount (‘Hell on Wheels’), Abigail Spencer (‘Rectify’) and Marcus Thomas (You Kill Me) have joined the cast of heist film, The Forger, which started shooting on Monday, October 7th on location in Boston, Massachusetts.
They join the previously announced two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner John Travolta, Oscar winner Christopher Plummer and Venice Film Festival Award winner for Best New Young Actor Tye Sheridan.
Philip Martin (‘Wallander’) is directing from a script by Richard D’Ovidio (The Call) and is currently slated for sometime in 2014.
Producer Al Corley said in a statement:
We are blessed to add such an incredibly talented and powerful group of actors to The Forger. Jennifer, Anson, Abigail and Marcus greatly enhance an already abundance of creative energy.
Travolta stars a former child art prodigy and now second-generation petty thief who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his son, played by Tye Sheridan; Plummer plays Travolta character’s father, while Spencer will play a DEA agent, Ehle will play Travolta’s emotionally fragile ex-wife, Mount a member of the mob syndicate and Thomas will play an old friend of Travolta’s.
THE FORGER tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, Will Cutter (Sheridan). Ray and his father, Joseph Cutter (Plummer), must come together to carry out one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.