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British actor David Tennant, known for his role as the Tenth Doctor in “Doctor Who,” will star as a thief in the drama “Bad Samaritan” for Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment.

The film will be directed by Devlin and is set to begin shooting later this year in the greater Portland, Oregon area. Brandon Boyce wrote the screenplay and Electric’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan are producing alongside Devlin.

The film centers on two young car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for these petty thieves until they target the wrong house.

Tennant recently played the Alec Hardy character on the ITV crime series “Broadchurch” and appeared as Dr. Zebediah Kilgrave opposite Krysten Ritter in the Netflix Marvel series “Jessica Jones.” He will next take on the role of RD Laing in Robert Mullan’s “Mad to Be Normal” alongside Elizabeth Moss and will begin production on Daisy Aitkens’ romantic-comedy “Fish Without Bicycles” later this year.

“I’m a huge fan of David’s work. I’m overjoyed at the opportunity to work with him,” Devlin said. “Brandon’s script had me on the edge of my seat. Tennant’s intensity is a perfect match for this material.”

Electric Entertainment recently acquired the horror comedy “Fear, Inc.” and the drama “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Both films will be released through Electric’s recently established distribution division.

Electric is currently in production on its third season of “The Librarians” for TNT and in post-production on the Warner Bros. film “Geostorm,” which marks Devlin’s feature directorial debut. Devlin is producing with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.