Allison Williams (“Get Out,” “Girls”) and Alexander Dreymon (“The Last Kingdom”) are set to star in “Horizon Line,” the upcoming survival-thriller for STXfilms and Nordic major SF Studios, which developed the project.
“Horizon Line” follows former lovers Sara and Jackson who find themselves reunited ahead of their friend’s tropical island wedding. As the only passengers on a single-engine Cessna plane making its way over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, a spark soon rekindles between the two. However, when their pilot suddenly suffers a heart attack, the couple must fight for their lives to stay airborne and find their way back to land.
SF Studios’ own Fredrik Wikström Nicastro (“Borg/McEnroe,” “Easy Money”) will produce, with award-winning director Mikael Marcimain (“Call Girl,” “The Laser Man”) set to direct. The original screenplay was written by Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken, who penned “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
“I am so excited to produce the first English language film of one of Sweden’s most talented directors, based on Josh and Matt’s unique script with Allison Williams and Alexander Dreymon starring. This is going to be an entertaining thrill ride that we are looking forward to making with our friends at STX,” Nicastro said in a statement.
Principal photography will commence in Mauritius on Feb. 11, 2019 before moving to Dublin and then Pinewood in London. STXinternational is handling international distribution. The company will launch sales at the upcoming European Film Market.
“When I first read Horizon Line I was immediately struck by the high concept, constant tension and brilliant characters that just jumped from the page. You are rooting for this couple at every step of the way – it’s a complete crowd pleaser and audiences in the U.S. and around the world will love them and the film,” said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson in a statement. “It also makes me especially happy to be partnering with Fredrik and our friends at SF Studios.”
Horizon Line is one of the first features in SF Studio’s strategy to produce English-language films for the international market. Upcoming SF Studios productions include a U.S. remake of “A Man Called Ove” starring Tom Hanks, based on the international bestseller and the Oscar-nominated box-office hit, and “I am Victor,” based on an upcoming novel by Jo Nesbø adapted by the Bond scribes Purvis and Wade with Baltasar Kormakur set to direct.
Executive producers of Horizon Line are Jaume Collett-Sera (“The Shallows,” “Non-Stop”), Juan Sola (“The Commuter”) and Peter Garde (“A Royal Affair,” “Antichrist”).
Swedish film and TV director Mikael Marcimain’s credits include “Call Girl,” “Gentlemen” and “The Laser Man.”
Allison Williams is best known for her critically acclaimed performance in Jordan Peele’s Academy Award-winning 2017 horror film “Get Out” and her role as Marnie Michaels on the HBO comedy-drama series “Girls.”
Alexander Dreymon’s credits include the Netflix/BBC series “The Last Kingdom”, FX’s Emmy Award-winning series “American Horror Story: Coven.” Dreymon also appeared in the WW II movie Resistance.
Mikael Marcimain is repped by Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén/Mandic. Williams is repped by CAA. Dreymon is repped by The Gersh Agency.