Pair join indie thriller ‘Drones’

Matt O'Leary, Eloise Mumford topline military drama

Matt O’Leary and Eloise Mumford are toplining Whitewater Films’ miltary thriller “Drones,” opposite William Russ, Whip Hubley and Jacob Wysocki.

“Drones” is directed by Whitewater Films founder Rick Rosenthal (“Nearing Grace”) and currently filming in Los Angeles with a screenplay by TV producer Matt Witten (“House”) based on his play of the same name. Rosenthal, Jim Hart, Trent Broin, Witten and Nick Morton are producing.

Story follows two Air Force pilots operating an RPA (remote piloted aircraft) from a trailer in Nevada with a mission is to surveil a remote compound in the rugged Afghan mountains in hopes of identifying and assassinating a target believed to be a high-ranking member of Al Qaeda.

O’Leary most recently appeared in Andrew Niccol’s “I’m Mortal for Fox” and HBO’s “Cinema Verite.” He wrapped “Fat Kid Rules the World,” Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut for Whitewater, and is in Disney’s upcoming “The Lone Ranger.”Mumford stars in ABC’s upcoming supernatural horror series, “The River.” She made her debut in “Lone Star” recently wrapped a starring role in the film “So Undercover” for The Weinstein Co.

O’Leary is repped by ICM and Lena Roklin of Luber/Roklin; Mumford is repped by Paradigm; Wysocki is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency and Brittany Kahan of One Talent Management; and Rosenthal is repped by APA.

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