Patrick Stewart to Play White Supremacist in Crime Thriller ‘Green Room’ (Exclusive)

Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to “Blue Ruin” stars Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots

Patrick Stewart has joined the cast of Jeremy Saulnier’s crime thriller “Green Room,” which serves as the writer-director’s follow-up to his acclaimed revenge movie “Blue Ruin,” TheWrap has learned.

Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat star in “Green Room,” which follows a young punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence and fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.

Mark Webber and “Blue Ruin’s” Macon Blair co-star alongside Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Kai Lennox and Eric Edelstein.

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Stewart will play Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.

Broad Green Pictures is financing the film and producing with filmscience, whose Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp are producing with BGP’s Victor Moyers. Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures will executive produce with Vincent Savino of filmscience.

Production started this month in and around Portland, Oregon, and BGP plans to release the film in 2015.

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Last seen reprising his iconic role as Professor X in the summer blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Stewart next stars opposite Matthew Lillard and Carla Gugino in Stephen Belber’s “Match,” which IFC releases Jan. 14. Also in January, Stewart begins shooting the title role in the MRC /Starz comedy series “Blunt Talk,” which is executive produced by Jonathan Ames and Seth MacFarlane. Stewart also serves as a producer on that project.

Stewart is represented by ICM Partners, Anonymous Content, Independent Talent and Ziffren, Brittenham.

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