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Armie Hammer to Star in Thriller ‘2:22”

The movie, directed by Paul Currie, starts shooting in Sydney in the fall

Armie Hammer will star in a thriller about an air traffic controller who investigates a mysterious flash of light, Lightstream Pictures announced Monday.

Lightstream co-founder Paul Currie ("One Perfect Day") will direct the movie, based on Todd Stein and Nathan Parker's original concept.

Lawrence Inglee ("The Messenger," "Rampart") is producing along with Bruce Davey ("Braveheart," "What Women Want") at Icon Productions and Jackie O’Sullivan ("The Proposition").

Timeless Films will be handle international sales for "2:22" beginning at the Cannes International Film Festival.

The film will begin shooting in Sydney in the fall.

Hammer, who played twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in "The Social Network," is starring as Prince Andrew Alcott in Relativity Media's upcoming "Snow White." He just finished shooting Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

According to a Lightstream statement, Hammer will play Dylan, an air traffic controller "who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes. Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah, with whom he feels inexplicably linked. Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come."