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Hayden Christensen and Harvey Keitel have begun production on the apocalyptic thriller “Numb, At The Edge of the End.”

Argentinian director Rodrigo H. Vila is helming from his own script. Christensen plays a war veteran with PTSD who believes the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious messiah (Keitel), he leaves his normal life and begins building an underground shelter, causing people to believe he is insane — but as he too begins to doubt his sanity, something extraordinary happens.

The film is produced by Cinema 7 Films and Aicon, in association with 3dar and Non-Stop. Gonzalo and Rodrigo Vila are producing; Dalila Zaritzky and Guillermo Rossi are executive producing.

Christensen recently completed production on “First Kill” opposite Bruce Willis. His credits include “Life as a House,” “American Heist,” “Jumper,” “Takers” and his role as Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.”

Keitel’s past credits include “Mean Streets,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Duellists,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Piano” and “From Dusk till Dawn.”

Christensen is represented by Paradigm and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Keitel is represented by ICM and The Artists Partnership in the U.K.