Daniel Webber, Eliza Taylor to Star in Police Drama ‘Thumper’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Daniel Webber and Eliza Taylor will star in the independent police drama “Thumper,” Variety has learned.

Lena Headey, Jazzy De Lisser, Brett Rice and Ben Feldman are also starring in the film. Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos are producing with Cary Fukunaga executive producing.

Jordan Ross is directing from a script he co-wrote with Matt Michnovetz. Production on the project is scheduled to start in May.

Taylor will play an undercover police officer out to bust a drug ring at a local high school by pretending to be a tough new girl. She becomes emotionally involved with the underprivileged students she’s investigating.

Webber will portray a slightly insecure high schooler who becomes smitten with her while getting caught up in drug dealing so he can escape poverty. Heady will play the mother of his character.

Webber plays Lee Harvey Oswald in J.J. Abrams’ time-travel mini series “11.22.63” for Warner Bros. and Hulu, based on the thriller novel “11/22/63” by Stephen King. Webber co-stars opposite James Franco, Chris Cooper, Sarah Gordon and Cherry Jones. He can next be seen in “Teenage Kicks.”

Taylor is best know for her lead role as Clarke Griffin in the CW series “The 100.”

Webber is represented by WME, Industry Entertainment, Sophie Jermyn Management, and Attorney Tara Kole. Taylor is repped by CAA and Roar.

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  1. nathiest says:

    Eliza needs to make like ADC and leave t100. Get on another TV show more deserving of her talents… like FTWD perhaps? ;)

  2. Jerry D says:

    Is Taylor still going be in the 100.

  3. biapsalles says:

    Is it me or this has everything to turn into a ”I never been kissed” kinda of think. Also, no matter their ages in real life, a adult cop dating a high schooler?? That’s uh…illegal? wtf

  4. AliciaJ says:

    Yawn. Another undercover cop movie filled with unknowns. Just for something different.

  5. Tjerro says:

    I know this is Hollywood and all, but Webber (27) playing a high school student while his only 1 year older co-star’s playing the undercover cop is… a bit of a stretch. Anyway, happy for Eliza Taylor.

  6. crossie says:

    Okay, guys, ‘Zootopia’ was a hit, but do we really need another bunny cop movie so soon?

  7. Jaime says:

    Is it a movie or…?

  8. Leah says:

    It’s this a movie or a TV show? Either way, sounds cool! Some big names here so I’ll give it a go!
    And congrats to Eliza Taylor! Love that girl!

  9. Regnis says:

    Yes! Go Eliza!
    Clarke remains a forever amazing character, but I’m excited to see her out of the dumpster fire that is the L00.
    Also, Lena Heady?! My loveee.

  10. Nice. I’ll definitely watch it if Eliza Taylor is in it. I hope she’s soon free of that other show I refuse to name and watch.

  11. Truth says:

    I’m leaving London whether you like it or not like I should have done six years ago and no kidnapper is going to stop me.

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