JJ Abrams’ D-Day Thriller ‘Overlord’ Enlists Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell

Supernatural thriller takes place during World War II

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot jointly announced today that Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell will lead the cast of producer JJ Abrams’ D-Day movie “Overlord.”

The supernatural thriller takes place during World War II.

Directed by Julius Avery (“Son of a Gun”), the Bad Robot production is produced by J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber, and written by Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips”) and Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”).

On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

The film will begin shooting this May in the U.K.

Most recently Adepo starred opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Paramount’s Oscar-nominated drama, “Fences.” He can currently been seen as a series regular on HBO’s “The Leftovers.” He is repped by Gersh and Powerline Entertainment.

Wyatt Russell recently starred in “Black Mirror” and Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

He will next star in the lead role of AMC’s highly anticipated original series, “Lodge 49.” He will also be seen in “Folk Hero” and “Funny Guy,” “Blaze,” “Goon 2” and “Ingrid Goes West” which premiered at Sundance. Wyatt is repped by UTA.