Gibson, who recently starred in father Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” as the Lucky Ford character, will play an American war on terror bounty hunter forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative. Akinnagbe will play one of his team, who find themselves locked in deadly urban tactical combat with their former military comrade and his private army, who are protecting the operative.
Shooting will take place in Brussels and the U.K. in February. Matthew Hope (“The Veteran”) is directing from his own script. Producers are Hannah Leader (“Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead,” “Gosford Park”) and Amory Leader. Elizabeth Fowler (“Devil’s Knot”) is exec producing.
It’s the first lead role for Milo Gibson, who will be seen next in ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” starring Jennifer Garner.
“Milo is an incredible emerging talent and we are thrilled to be collaborating with him on the film,” Leader said. “He will bring an intensity and depth that the role of Collins demands.”
GFM Films are acting as worldwide sales agents with partner Guy Collins, assisting with production financing together with Ben White’s U.K. based White & Co. Brussels-based Daniel Maze is the Belgium co-producer providing local production services and funding through his Belgium-based production service company Dutch Angle.
Milo Gibson is represented by APA and Primary Wave Entertainment’s Ben Press. Akkinagbe is repped by APA and by Mark and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity Management. Hope is repped by Original Artists.