Michelle has joined the cast of Non Stop, a new thriller along side Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy and Liam Neeson. No word yet on what her role will be…but definitely exciting news! Congratulations, Michelle!
Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) and Scoot McNairy (“Argo”) have also joined key cast of the air-flight action-thriller that is budgeted at about $50 million, according to Studiocanal chairman-CEO Olivier Courson.
“Non-Stop” initiates principal photography Nov. 1 in New York. Collet-Serra directs from a screenplay by John Richardson and Chris Roach.
Silver, Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman produce. Studiocanal is fully financing the action-thriller, owns world rights and will distribute directly in U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Studiocanal will also handle sales for the rest of the world.
For the U.S., “Non Stop” will be a major studio release, Courson said.
“Non Stop” is the biggest-budgeted film Studiocanal has ever fully financed, alongside “Paddington.”
“After ‘Taken 2,’ ‘Non Stop’ will be a big catch for any studio,” Courson added.
Dockery (“Hanna”) broke through playing Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey.” Named as one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012, McNairy came to attention at Cannes in The Weinstein Co.’s “Killing Them Softly.” Casting of another Variety Actor to Watch, Nate Parker (“Arbitrage”), was announced Friday.