Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth topline the cast of The Anomaly, a highly original action thriller exploring the issue of global terriorism. Noel Clarke's UK production company Unstoppable Entertainment announced that principal photography commenced on new sci-fi thriller last week.
The Anomaly's original screenplay was written by Simon Lewis and will be directed by Noel Clarke (18.104.22.168., Adulthood). Lewis' screenplay follows the travails of a traumatized ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there. The film is produced by James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company (Cockneys Vs. Zombies, Tower Block). The film will be shooting on location across London. Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth join Noel Clarke, Brian Cox (The Bourne Ultimatum, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect, Project X).
Somerhalder is best known as Damon Salvatore on the CW's The Vampire Diaries as well as his role as Boone on J.J. Abrams' critically acclaimed drama Lost. Additional credits include: Ellie Kanner's Wake; Aaron Wiederspahn's Sensation of Sight; Jim Sonzero's Pulse; Roger Avary's The Rules Of Attraction; Irwin Winkler's Life As A House, Martin Guigui's Changing Hearts, opposite Lauren Holly and Faye Dunaway; and Tony Giglio's In Enemy Hands. On stage, Somerhalder starred off-Broadway in Trip Cullman's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Somerhalder's other television credits include HBO's Tell Me You Love Me and Young Americans.
In 2010, Somerhalder launched The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which aims to educate, empower and collaborate with people and projects who postively impact our planet and its creatures. As founder and president, Somerhalder hopes the ISF can help inform people about environmental, animal rights related issues and clean energy initiatives.
Somerhalder is represented by Craig Shapiro at ICM Partners, Alissa Vradenburg at Untitled and Todd Rubenstein.