Minghella to star in ‘Darkest Hour’

Thesp joins Hirsch, Thirlby in New Regency-Summit pic

Max Minghella (“Agora”) is headed for “The Darkest Hour,” toplining the New Regency-Summit supernatural project opposite Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby.

“Hour” is set to shoot this summer in Moscow with Tom Jacobson and Timur Bekmambetov producing. Chris Gorak (“Right at Your Door”) is directing the $40 million pic, which centers on a group of kids struggling to survive in Russia after an alien invasion. Les Bohem and Jon Spaihts penned the screenplay.

Minghella, son of the late director Anthony, will be seen in Sony’s “The Social Network” in October.

He’s repped by CAA.

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