Highland Film Group announced today that Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Star Trek Into Darkness), Max Irons (The Riot Club, Alone in Berlin, The White Queen), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass) and Mike Myers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Shrek) have joined the cast of Vaughn Stein's anticipated noir thriller, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad). The film, which Stein also penned, is beginning production in Hungary. David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) Molly Hassell (Braven, The Trust) and HFG's Arianne Fraser will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
Terminal tells the story of two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair come across a dynamic woman named Annie, (Robbie) that may be more involved than they had originally suspected. HFG arranged financing with Ingenious Media, RuYi Media and Miscellaneous Entertainment. Executive producers are John Jencks, D. Todd Shepherd, Joe Simpson, George Waud, Shelley Madison, Charles Auty, Simon Williams, Delphine Perrier and Henry Winterstern. HFG is handling international sales and CAA represents the U.S. rights.
Simon Pegg will next appear in Paramount Picture's Stark Trek Beyond, while Irons will soon be seen in ITV's Tutankhamun. Fletcher directed Eddie the Eagle for Twentieth Century Fox, and Mike Myers is creating a series for HBO. Pegg is represented by Dawn Sedgwick Management and UTA, while Irons by Tavistock Wood and UTA. Fletcher is represented by WME and Independent Talent Group, and Myers by Untitled Entertainment.
The Highland Film Group slate includes Jon Avnet's Three Christs starring Richard Gere, Scott Mann's action-packed thriller Final Score, which will begin filming this summer at West Ham United's Upton Park Stadium in London, Lin Oeding's thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa, Kevin Connolly's Gotti starring John Travolta, Steven C. Miller's Southern Fury with Nicolas Cage and Marauders starring Bruce Willis, the Brewer Brothers' The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood and Osgood Perkins' The Blackcoat's Daughter starring Emma Roberts, which had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, where it was acquired by A24.
Highland Film Group (HFG) was started in 2010 by Arianne Fraser, who partnered with Delphine Perrier in 2012 to form an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing. Stay tuned for more on the thriller Terminal as soon as more details are revealed.