Jennifer Ehle (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Anson Mount (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”), Abigail Spencer (“Oz the Great and Powerful”) and Belgian-born actor Marcus Thomas have joined John Travolta in “The Forger,” a heist film being produced and co-financed by Code Entertainment and The Solution Entertainment Group.
Philip Martin is directing the film, which also stars Tye Sheridan (“Mud”) and Oscar winner Christopher Plummer.
Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso are producing along with Prospect Park’s Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel will executive produce alongside The Solution’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as co-executive producers.
Written by Richard D’Ovidio, “The Forger” follows former child art prodigy and petty thief Ray Cutter (Travolta), who arranges to buy his way out of prison so he can spend time with his ailing son (Sheridan). Ray and his father (Plummer) must come together to carry out one last big job for the syndicate that financed his early release.
Ehle will co-star as Travolta’s emotionally fragile ex-wife, while Mount will play a member of the syndicate who creates trouble for him. Spencer will play a DEA agent and Thomas will play Ray’s long-time friend and wingman.
Production started Monday in Boston. The Solution is handling international sales, while WME Global and ICM Partners are handling domestic sales.
Ehle, who next stars alongside Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s drama “Black and White,” previously starred in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Contagion.”
Mount, who will soon be seen in “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” recently wrapped the Liam Neeson thriller “Non-Stop.”
Spencer currently stars in Sundance Channel’s original series “Rectify,” while Thomas’ past credits include John Dahl’s “You Kill Me.”
Ehle is repped by ICM Partners and Independent Talent Group. Mount is repped by by CAA and Brookside Artist Management, while ICM Partners and Untitled Entertainment rep Spencer.