Joffe captivates ‘Wax’ femme

Cuthbert bound for thriller

“House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May.

Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman.

“House of Wax” star Elisha Cuth-bert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May.

Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman.

Cuthbert, who graduated from the TV series “24” to feature “The Girl Next Door” and the current “House of Wax,” will play a fashion model who, along with a chauffeur, gets kidnapped and held in a small room by a serial killer. While the psycho methodically terrorizes them, the victims draw strength from each other and fall in love.

Damon, who last produced “The Upside of Anger” and “Monster,” said the film will be the first true Russian-American co-production. It will lense at Moscow-based Mosfilm Studios for a fraction of what it would have cost to film in another European city or U.S. location.

Script was written by Larry Cohen, who penned the claustrophobic thrillers “Phone Booth” and “Cellular.” Damon said a film dominated by interiors was an ideal first film.

Pic is the culmination of two years’ work by Ramco’s Minkovski and Konov to draw productions to Russia, where, Minkovski said, “We can show our potential as a location and the deep pool of talent here.”

Damon said the challenge was drawing a Hollywood cast willing to spend months far from home.

More Film

  • Bob Iger Disney

    Disney, Fox Deal Expected for Thursday (Report)

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

  • European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital

    European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital Single Market Regulation

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

  • Gaumont's Christmas Comedy Santa & Cie

    Gaumont's French Christmas Comedy 'Santa & Cie' Set for Big Rollout in China

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    “House of Wax” star Elisha Cuthbert will star in “Captivity,” a Roland Joffe-directed thriller. Pic is set in Manhattan but will be shot in Moscow in late May. Pic kicks off a four-film co-production arrangement between Mark Damon and Ramco Films, whose Leonid Minkovski and Sergei Konov will produce “Captivity” with Damon and Gary Mehlman. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content