McMorrow directs futuristic thriller

Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green and newcomer Sam Riley will star in first-time director Gerald McMorrow’s futuristic thriller “Franklyn” for the Recorded Picture Co.

Pic, set in contemporary London and a future metropolis dominated by faith, weaves the tale of four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.

Jeremy Thomas produces, with Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan co-producing. Peter Watson is exec producer.

Brit thesp Riley turned heads in “Control” for his portrayal of troubled Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. The cast also includes Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik.

McMorrow previously directed award-winning short “Thespian X.”

The feature’s $12 million budget is being financed by the U.K. Film Council’s Premiere Fund, Film 4 and Aramid. HanWay Films is handling international sales.

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