Emerging filmmaker Shane Carruth has assembled an impressive cast for his latest movie project, The Modern Ocean.
Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Jeff Goldblum and Beasts of No Nation breakout Abraham Attah will star in the ensemble adventure drama, based on Carruth’s 200-page script, which is described as being filled with pictures and diagrams.
The storyline revolves around vengeance and the fierce competition for valuable shipping routes and priceless materials that converge in a spectacular battle on the rolling decks of behemoth cargo ships.
“This epic tale, fraught with danger and intrigue, takes us from the ancient trading houses of Algeria to the darkest depths of the ocean floor,” said FilmNation in describing the project, which it will introduce to foreign buyers converging this week in Santa Monica for the American Film Market.
Modern Ocean is sure to draw keen interest for its cast alone.
Carruth is a software engineer turned indie filmmaker. He made his debut with the low-budget sci-fi movie Primer, which won won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. His follow-up was the 2013 movie Upstream Color.
Carruth also will act in the upcoming movie and is producing via his banner erbp, along with Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee (The Day After Tomorrow) and Tadmor’s Eyal Rimmon (American Ultra).
The producers are promising a movie that will be “enormously inventive, but grounded in arcane reality” and “will draw audiences into a secretive world filled with mysterious technologies and bitter rivalries.”
Character details for the actors’ roles were not revealed.