Good Note Productions is financing. “The Surface” is scheduled to start lensing in Milwaukee next week.
Script, written by Jeff Gendelman, centers on two strangers — each at the end of their rope — who suddenly meet in the middle of the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan following a small plane crash.
Mulkey was recently seen in “The Purge” and co-stars in the upcoming Tom Hanks drama “Captain Phillips.” Cates is a co-producer on the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs” and directed 2011’s “Lucky,” starring Colin Hanks.
Before turning to screenwriting, Gendelman guest-starred on “Law and Order” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Astin is represented by Innovative Artists and Matt Luber at Luber/Roklin. Mulkey is with Don Buchwald & Associates and Art/Work Entertainment. Cates is repped by Luber and Brad Small of Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal. Gendelman is repped by Dan Kattman at Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren.