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Tom Felton to Star in ‘Ghosts of the Pacific’

Pic also stars Garret Dillahunt and Jake Abel

Having already wrapped one period pic, “Therese” thesp Tom Felton has found another to tackle with the WWII drama “Ghosts of the Pacific.”

Garret Dillahunt and Jake Abel are also on board to star with American Film Co. prexy Brian Falk set to make his directorial debut.

The pic follows a pilot (Dillahunt), bombardier (Felton) and radioman (Abel) adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane into the sea during a scouting mission on Jan. 16, 1942.

American Film Co.will finance and produce.

Best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” franchise, Felton has taken a similar route to his ‘Potter’ co-stars in choosing smaller prestige pics over tentpoles. Besides “Therese,” Felton also recently wrapped war pic “Grace and Danger.”

He is repped by WME, Troika and Untitled Entertainment.

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