EXCLUSIVE: Ed Westwick (gossip Girl), singer and actor Matt Willis (Allies) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock) have been slated to star in the WWII action thriller War wolves, which began filming today in the UK.
Willis, a member of the Westwick and Busted gang, will play the British officers leading a team of Allied commandos on a mission to Bavaria near the end of the war to extract an American (Graves) hostage to the Nazis.
Blue Fox Entertainment will handle worldwide sales (excluding the UK and Ireland and Australia and New Zealand where Signature Entertainment has the rights), in addition to distributing in North America. Blue Fox will present the project to buyers at the next virtual market in Cannes.
Pic will be directed by Giles Alderson (Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot) and produced by Picture Perfect’s Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and Jeet Thakrar, who recently wrapped up the Stephen Moyer-Colm Meaney thriller. Confession, another joint production with Signature.
The executive producers are Elizabeth Williams and Katie Wilkinson of Signature.
Williams, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Signature, commented: “Signature has worked with Blue Fox for years, acquiring titles from them for distribution in the UK and Ireland, as well as internationally, and to expand our working relationship with James. , Lisa and Michael in this way is a real treat. We are delighted that Ed Westwick, Matt Willis and Rupert Graves have joined this exciting project and look forward to its great success around the world. “
James Huntsman of Blue Fox said: “The appetite of audiences around the world to relive the adventures of World War II never seems to wane. We are thrilled to partner with Signature Entertainment on this incredible action-packed adventure based on a true story. “