'Hollyoaks' thesp joins Dimension thriller

Brit thesp Barry Sloane (“Hollyoaks”) is set to join Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton in Dimension Films’ thriller “Penthouse North.”

Monaghan stars as a blind photojournalist forced to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with a sadistic criminal (Keaton) who will stop at nothing to retrieve a fortune of stolen diamonds hidden in her penthouse apartment.

Sloane will play Chad, Keaton’s partner in crime, who poses as a helpful stranger in order to get a crucial piece of information from the protag. His own life is endangered when he fails to get what he needs and is forced to call his sadistic boss for help.

Joseph Ruben (“Sleeping With the Enemy”) is directing from a script by David Loughery (“Obsessed”). Duo are also producing with Jeff Sackman and Michael Baker, while Jon Shiffman is exec producing the pic, which starts production on Dec. 7 in Ottawa.

Sloane, who’s best known for his role as Niall Rafferty on the Channel 4 soap “Hollyoaks,” currently stars opposite Mark Rylance in “Jerusalem” on the West End, which follows a successful run on Broadway.

Sloane is repped by Innovative Artists, Lisa Willoughby at BWH Agency in London and Isaac Dunham at Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Hurwitz.

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