Highland Film Group announced today that Golden Globe® nominee Lily Collins (“Les Misérables,” To the Bone, Rules Don’t Apply, Okja) will join Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible, Star Trek, The Cornetto Trilogy) in the high-stakes thriller INHERITANCE, with British helmer Vaughn Stein directing, fresh off his recent work with Pegg and Margot Robbie in his noir thriller Terminal.
Matthew Kennedy penned the script, and Richard B. Lewis (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft, August Rush) is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf (upcoming The Night Clerk). UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping the US rights with Highland Film Group handling foreign sales, which will continue in Berlin at the EFM this week.
INHERITANCE explores what happens when the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
This marks HFG’s second collaboration with Stein, previously partnering on his debut film Terminal, which released last year.
Collins currently stars in BBC’s television adaptation of “Les Misérables” alongside David Oyelowo and Dominic West, which will premiere in the US on Masterpiece on PBS April 14th, and the Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which premiered in Sundance last month. Past credits include To the Bone, Okja, Love, Rosie, Mirror Mirror and Wareen Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe®. Up next, she will star alongside Nicholas Hoult in Fox Searchlight’s Tolkien, releasing in May.
Pegg most recently reprised the role of Benji Dunn, starring alongside Tom Cruise in the Paramount critical and box office success Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and also starred in Stein’s Terminal last year. Previous credits include: Star Trek, Ready Player One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more.
Collins is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Definition Entertainment and Pegg is represented by UTA and Dawn Sedgwick Management.
HFG’s diversified production and sales slate includes: Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson; Michael Cristofer’s The Night Clerk starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas and Helen Hunt; Marc Meyer’s thriller We Summon the Darkness starring Alexandra Daddario; Shawn Ku’s action thriller A Score to Settle starring Nicolas Cage; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie, which released earlier this year; the star-studded Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; and Steven C. Miller’s action thriller Escape Plan 2: Hades starring Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista.
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