Dagen Merrill will helm nuclear thriller

Producers Jaime Burke and Vahan Paretchan have tapped Dominic Monaghan and Tom Sizemore to star in the indie “Deep Burial.”

Dagen Merrill will helm from a script by Adam Gyngell and Federico Fernandez-Armestoby.

Story is set in a remote nuclear power plant where a safety inspector for the company discovers that their nuclear containment scientist, played by Sizemore, and lead maintenance man, played by Monaghan, have either both gone mad or are no longer the men they claim to be.

Production begins later this month in Lake Moses, Washington.

Best known for his roles on ABC’s “Lost” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Monaghan was most recently seen next in BBC America’s “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” which airs in January. Sizemore recently finished production on “The Bronx Bull.”

Sizemore is repped by APA and Polimedia Management and Monaghan is repped by APA.

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