Josh Hartnett to Star in Thriller ‘6 Below’

Josh Hartnett will star in thriller “6 Below,” with Scott Waugh directing the survival story of former Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque.

The project will center on LaMarque’s story of surviving eight days following a snowboarding accident — and coming to terms with his drug addiction and destructive behavior.

Former Relatively Media president Tucker Tooley is making “6 Below” the first project of the newly formed Tooley Productions, which has invested equity in the film along with Sonar Entertainment Inc. Tom Lesinski’s Sonar jointly negotiated the deal with Tooley as the first of several planned films on which the companies will partner.

Tooley will produce “6 Below” with Waugh, Simon Swart from Rockpile Studios and Brad Pilz. Lesinski will executive produce.

“6 Below” will be one of the first films to be released in select theaters in partnership with Barco’s new Escape panoramic movie format for an immersive theatrical experience.

Waugh’s directing credits include “Need for Speed” and “Act of Valor.” Tooley produced “Act of Valor,” which grossed nearly $82 million worldwide.

Hartnett’s film credits include “30 Days of Night,” “Black Hawk Down” and “Sin City.” He currently stars on Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful.”

UTA Independent Film Group arranged the financing and packaged the project. UTA additionally represents Hartnett and Waugh. Hartnett is managed by Management 360.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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