Just this past Thursday, I mentioned how Armie Hammer‘s potential casting as The Lone Ranger in Gore Verbinski‘s upcoming movie version of the famous character is only making his future even brighter. And, while certainly not as prolific a role, a story at THR shows that this fame is likely only continue for the foreseeable future.

It’s been reported that the Social Network actor will be in the lead role in 2:22, an upcoming thriller from Lightstream Pictures. Set to begin shooting this fall in Sydney, Australia, it’s described as such:

“A rollercoaster thriller that centers on Dylan (Hammer) an air traffic controller who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes.  Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah, with whom he feels inexplicably linked. Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.”

Set to be directed by One Perfect Day helmer Paul Currie, it’s written by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker, the latter being the screenwriter of the brilliant sci-film Moon. While I don’t expect this to be quite as good as that movie, his screenwriting credit gives me a lot of hope for how this turns out. It’s being produced by Lawrence Inglee of Lightstream, along with Icon Productions’ Bruce Davey and Jackie O’Sullivan. Timeless Films will be handling the international sales at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and the presence of a young star like Hammer should go a long way.

The actor also has The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, J. Edgar and possibly Lone Ranger on the way, so I’m left satisfied that a young talent like him is getting roles left and right. This sounds like it could end up being a solid thriller, and I’m hoping that his presence helps it out in the end.

Are you interested in this film, and have you liked Hammer’s past work?

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