Henry-Alex Rubin's indie drama also adds Michael Nyqvist, Frank Grillo
“True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard, Frank Grillo, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford and Swedish thesp Michael Nyqvist (“Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) are attached to star in Henry-Alex Rubin’s indie drama “Disconnect.”Rubin, an award-winning commercials helmer who previously directed the Oscar-nominated documentary “Murderball,” makes his narrative feature directing debut. Andrew Stern (“Return to Me”) wrote the script, which follows a large ensemble of characters who are affected — and in some cases destroyed — by the Internet and other forms of modern communication. Skarsgard will play a former Marine who’s emotionally cut off from his wife, prompting him to seek an affair. Grillo plays a single father and computer safety expert who struggles to protect his 15-year-old son from online dangers. Ford would play Grillo’s son. Nyqvist is set to play someone who Skarsgard and his wife suspect of stealing their identity, while Riseborough will play a TV reporter who pursues a story about a young male model who poses nude online. Liddell Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell is producing with William Horberg and Jennifer Hilton. Pic, budgeted at $8-10 million, is slated to start production next month in Gotham. CAA reps Skarsgard, Riseborough, Grillo and Rubin, while Management 360 also reps the latter duo. Skarsgard and Riseborough are also repped by Principal Entertainment and Independent Talent Group, respectively. WME and Magnolia Entertainment rep Nyqvist, while Ford is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency, Management 360 and attorney P.J. Shapiro.
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