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Tao Okamoto, Martin Sensmeier Join Thriller ‘Puberty’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Tao Okamoto, Genesis Rodriguez, Martin Sensmeier, Chris Santos, and Rainey Qualley have joined the cast of Eddie Alcazar’s psychological thriller “Puberty.”

Variety first reported the project being unveiled at the American Film Market on Nov. 5 with Abbie Cornish, Dylan Gelula, and Garrett Wareing starring. Production is set for this winter in Los Angeles with CAA handling domestic rights.

Alcazar is producing and directing “Puberty” from a script by Ted Kupper, based on a story by Alcazar and Kupper. Flying Lotus is executive producing and composing the score for the film. It’s the second feature for Brainfeeder Films, which was announced in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

Wareing is playing a teenage boy with a violent past who is haunted by dark visions and enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering. He undergoes treatment, installing therapeutic implants into his body, but discovers that purity of mind is not exactly what he’d imagined.

Okamoto debuted as the female lead in Hugh Jackman’s “The Wolverine,” and played Mercy Graves in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Sensmeier starred as Comanche warrior Red Harvest in “The Magnificent Seven.”

Rodriguez has credits on “Identity Thief” and “Tusk.” Santos has most recently been seen in “The Girlfriend Experience” and Qualley appeared in “Falcon’s Song” and “Mighty Fine.”

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