Brendan Fraser makes his bi-yearly appearance on our radar today, with THR telling us the actor is signed to lead and produce a thriller, Split Decision, for director Damian Lee. In the film, a pair of killers (Ethan Suplee and Dominic Purcell) go on the hunt for some kids who stumble upon an in-progress murder; enter our protagonist, he being a father attempting to stop the criminals.
Split Decision strikes me as a fairly low-profile type of production — be it the fact that we’re just hearing about it, or even the companies getting behind the thing — but I don’t mean that in a bad sense, obviously. If anything, just don’t expect this one to hit your local multiplex when it sees the light of day.
Rollercoaster Entertainment and Vortex Words + Pictures will produce Split Decision. Shooting is set to commence imminently.
Some other indie news comes from Variety, who say that Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby, Flipped) will take the lead in Aron Gaudet‘s Blue Potato, starring as one of two friends who are spending their last summer in Aroostook County, Maine, working on a potato harvest. (Does this take place in the ’30s?) The part of the second boy has yet to be found, though Sarah Jude Sutherland — daughter of both Kiefer and, on Veep, Vice President Selina Meyer — will be seen as the main character’s love interest.
Sunny Side Up Films are behind Blue Potato, which will start production next week.
Where do you stand on either film?
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