Cast Announced for Female-Driven Hacking Drama “Assassination Nation”
A new female-led film is heading our way. As Shadow and Act reports, Foxtail Entertainment and Phantom Four is making the teen-centric thriller “Assassination Nation.” The film will star Odessa Young (recent AACTA winner for Best Actress, “The Daughter”), Hari Nef (“Transparent”), R&B musician-rapper ABRA, and Suki Waterhouse (“The Bad Batch,” “Billionaire Boys Club”).
“Assassination Nation” follows “four teenage girls in a small suburb who become the focus of unwanted, world-wide media attention after their personal information is leaked by an anonymous hacker.”
“Odessa, Hari, ABRA, and Suki are great, rising talents who all come from different backgrounds and collectively make up a cast that is young, diverse and powerful — all things we want this film to reflect,” said Foxtail Entertainment co-founders and partners Anita Gou and Matthew Malek. “What attracted both of us to the project was it’s bold depiction of teenagers, not as vapid or distracted but rather engaged and determined to navigate the complexities of this new world. It tackles issues of shaming, mob mentality, vigilantism, and righteousness.”
Foxtail Entertainment launched just last month with a pledge to “explore edgy material featuring inter-cultural concepts and champion projects that highlight diversity and portray this diversity on screen.”
The premise sounds great, but we also wish that a female director was tapped for the project. S&A reports that Sam Levinson (“Another Happy Day,”HBO’s “Wizard of Lies”) wrote the screenplay and will direct. Production is set to begin in 2017 in Louisiana.