Ben Barnes (‘The Chronicles Of Narnia’ franchise) has been tapped as a male lead opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in ABC’s drama pilot ‘Exposed’, from writer Charles Randolph, Peter Traugott’s TBD Entertainment, Sweden-based Yellow Bird Entertainment and Universal TV.
Based on the best-selling Swedish novels by Liza Marklund, ‘Exposed’ centers on Anna (Winstead), an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, including making questionable alliances. Barnes, repped by WME and Luber Roklin, will play Stoya, a mysterious man who develops an intimate relationship with Anna (Winstead). He claims to be a pilot, but is in fact an NSA whistleblower who is being hunted by the U.S. government because he knows too much.
With Legendary joining Universal as a new partner in July, the two have already moved around release dates for upcoming projects, including pushing ‘Seventh Son’ from 2014 to 2015.
‘Seventh Son,’ starring Jeff Bridges, was set to open on January 17, 2014 but will now open on February 6, 2015. The move is interesting given that Universal is already opening ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on Valentine’s Day 2015, but given that ‘Seventh Son’ plays to boys, the move comes off as good counter-programming.
This marks the second time Legendary has moved ‘Seventh Son,’ which was supposed to open this October, before Legendary pushed it back 3 months to January.
Highland Film Group has picked up worldwide sales on ‘Your Right Mind’ starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes and will introduce to buyers.
The contemporary romance is set to begin shooting in the first quarter of 2014 and is being directed by Ami Canaan Mann.
‘Your Right Mind’ follows a modern day train hopper fighting to be a successful musician and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter defying their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever. Mann wrote the screenplay.
Molly Hassell and Todd Labarowski of Dreambridge Capital produce. Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Highland’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier serve as executive producers.
Legendary Pictures will be previewing ‘Seventh Son’ during their panel this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. Ben will also be participating in an autograph signing with fellow cast members and director Sergei Bodrov. View the event schedule below:
Seventh Son Signing – Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Antje Traue and Sergei Bodrov
July 20, 2013 – 11:40AM – 12:20PM
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920
Source: Legendary Pictures
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