Emmy Winner Bradley Whitford and Scoot McNairy join the cast of Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller Destroyer, starring Academy Award and Emmy Award Winner, Nicole Kidman. Tatiana Maslany, and Sebastian Stan recently boarded the project which was penned by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
30WEST will fully finance the film, with Academy Award Nominee, Fred Berger of Automatik, who will be producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Principal photography will commence next week in Los Angeles.
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
McNairy was lauded for his 2014 performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and has appeared in countless films including: War Machine for Netflix, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Argo for Warner Bros., and Gone Girl for Fox. McNairy also currently stars in the Netflix series “Godless” and recently wrapped filming on The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter starring Josh Brolin and Danny McBride.