J.K. Simmons Joins Action-Thriller ‘The Lake’

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Charlie Bewley and Diarmaid Murtagh have joined the cast of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp action-thriller “The Lake.”

Sullivan Stapleton stars in the story of a group of Navy SEALs attempting to uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. EuropaCorp has set a July 15, 2016, release date.

The project is being produced by Besson, Christophe Lambert and Lisa Elzey. “The Lake” is written by Besson and Richard Wenk and directed by Steven Quale (“Into the Storm”).

Simmons won the best supporting actor Oscar last month for “Whiplash.” He will appear in “Terminator Genisys,” “The Accountant,” “The Meddler” and “Kong: Skull Island” with Michael Keaton.

Bewley appeared in the “Twilight” series. Murtagh starred in the “Sons of Liberty” miniseries and “Dracula Untold.”

News was first reported by Deadline.com.

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