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.