Morgan Freeman to Star in ‘Down to a Sunless Sea’

Morgan Freeman Down to a Sunless
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Morgan Freeman has signed on to star in action movie “Down to a Sunless Sea,” set up at Focus Features.

Focus has bought the script by David Gleeson. The logline is under wraps, but is said to be similar in tone to “Air Force One.” Producers are Bruce Cohen and Freeman’s Revelations, which is headed by Lori McCreary. CAA brokered the package deal.

Freeman starred in last year’s sci-fi hit “Lucy” with Scarlett Johansson and in “Ted 2.” He’ll be seen next year in “London Has Fallen” and the “Ben-Hur” remake.

Cohen’s producing credits include “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Milk” and “American Beauty.”

Gleeson was attached in 2013 to write a J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, “Tolkien,” for Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment. Gleeson is repped by CAA and Warren Dern.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. Chris Marsh says:

    I read about a movie version of David Graham’s Down to a Sunless Sea (nuke war survivors flee to the South Pole) in Wikipedia. I am excited. It is plausible. Because the President in the novel is of color, I thought maybe Freeman would reprise his President role from Deep Impact..

  2. Ian Elliotz says:

    He bought the movie rights to Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. Why didn’t he ever film it?

  3. This man has to be bionic! I’m pretty sure there are very few who could keep up to him. You are a national treasure Mr. Freeman. If you run for president I would vote for you if I could but I live a little bit north of the border.The world needs your great wisdom and guidance.

  4. James says:

    I predict a title change before the movie is released.

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