An exciting ensemble is coming together with Alex Wolff (Hereditary) set to star in upcoming thriller The Line, with Academy Award Nominee John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, Dangerous Liaisons), Scoot McNairy (Argo, Killing Them Softly), Jessica Barden (The Lobster), and Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) rounding out the cast. Ethan Berger and Alex Russek penned the script which Berger will direct, marking his narrative feature debut.
The Line is ‘a coming-of-age thriller at a University that encapsulates both the wild excitement of being young, and the dangers of living without fear of consequences.’
Lije Sarki, who just won the audience award at SXSW for Peanut Butter Falcon, is producing alongside David Carrico and Adam Paulsen of Valparaiso Pictures. Bobby Hoppey is executive producing. The film is eyeing a fall production start.
“The Line will be a profoundly nuanced portrait of a young man being sucked into this seemingly glamorous, rambunctious and familial unit. Its heartbreak echoes a larger issue with men and their painful need for approval, love, and nurture, letting you peer in on what seems like a utopia-like world for a young man, and how quickly one horrible accident can turn that world into a nightmare.” states Wolff.