Stewart will play the leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest. Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Macon Blair also star.
The thriller centers on a punk rock band finding themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence. They then must fight for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads.
BGP is producing and financing the film and plans to release the movie in 2015. Jeremy Saulnier (“Blue Ruin”) is directing from his own script and began shooting recently in Portland, Ore.
Producers are Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp of filmscience with BGP’s Victor Moyers. Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of BGP and Vincent Savino of filmscience will be exec producing.
Stewart recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in IFC’s “Match” next year. He is represented by ICM Partners; Anonymous Content; Independent Talent and Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman & Cook.
News was first reported by The Wrap.