Rogue Pictures' The Hitcher, from filmmaker Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company, has finalized its main cast with the addition of Zachary Knighton. The actor joins Sean Bean and Sophia Bush in the remake of the 1986 terror classic. Dave Meyers is directing the new film, which begins production this month. The screenplay has been written by Jake Wade Wall and Eric Bernt.
The film tracks the terrifying cross-country trajectory of Jim (to be played by Knighton) and Grace (Bush), two traveling college students who are tormented by mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Bean).
The Hitcher will mark Knighton's first lead role in a feature, following supporting roles in The Prince & Me and The Mudge Boy, as well as a stint as a series regular on the sitcom Life on a Stick.
Rogue will release The Hitcher in 2007.
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