Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe and Keanu Reeves are set to come aboard indie adventure-drama The Modern Ocean. The trio will be joined by fellow cast members Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game), Abraham Attah (Beasts Of No Nation) and Jeff Goldblum for the ensemble flick.
Not many specifics are known about the plot as the film is still in the early stages but the storyline will reportedly revolve around the rivalries and competition of those who work in the overseas shipping trade, as well as the ruthless competition for valuable shipping routes and priceless materials that can be distributed as cargo and eventually sold on.
Having not had many titles under his belt when it comes to the blockbuster film-making game, the A-list cast that director Shane Carruth has managed to get on board is impressive. More used to low budget pictures such as his directorial debut, Primer, in 2004 and Upstream Color (2013), which cost $7,000 (£4,550) and $50,000 respectively, this will undoubtedly be the 43-year-old's biggest project to date.
FilmNation Entertainment, the production company behind the picture, described the movie as an "epic tale, fraught with danger and intrigue, [which] takes [audiences] from the ancient trading houses of Algeria to the darkest depths of the ocean floor".
He is also set to star in the upcoming movie and will producing the film through his banner erbp alongside Blackbird's Lawrence Inglee (The Day After Tomorrow) and Tadmor's Eyal Rimmon (American Ultra).
The film-makers behind the project are promising the movie will be "enormously inventive, but grounded in arcane reality" and "will draw audiences into a secretive world filled with mysterious technologies and bitter rivalries" – but we must admit, we are not completely sold on the premise just yet. However, the cast is bound to draw interest regardless.