Exclusive: Sean Astin (stranger things) and Craig Parker (good trouble) has signed a deal to co-star with Domenica Cameron Scorsese in Jason Mack’s political thriller. social contract — Sequel to the filmmaker’s directorial debut father’s legacy, was released by Cinedigm last year. (Check out the first stills of his new Mac feature, currently in production in Illinois, below.)
Exploring power, relationships, government dynamics and social structures, the film sees a political dinner as a group of power-hungry politicians fight for seats to survive in a helicopter at the start of a nuclear war. Astin is slated to play the lead role of Senator Bennett Wilde, but no details have been revealed about Parker’s role.
social contract Also starring Christopher Wallingeroffer) and Samora Smallwood (Star Trek: Discovery), and Angela Morris (Shining Girls), Rachel Kang (Power Book IV: Force), Connor Greene, Maria Alejandra Hernandez. It was written by Alex Hanno and produced by John Larchen with partners Austin Turner and Nick Silva under the banner of Chicago-based Forever Safe Productions. The film is a collaboration between Mad Honey Productions and Chameleon Effect.
Astin told Deadline that the thriller is “about what we mean to each other when we’re afraid we’re going to die.”
“I have long been fascinated by the thought, ‘If I knew I was going to die tonight….what would be my last hour?’ Do I deny, or do I try to get the last thing done, or do I right what’s wrong?” added Mack. “So by applying that idea to a group of power-hungry politicians, we can remove the social mask we all wear. It can reveal the hopeless and dark side of what we are, and explore what our personal survival costs.”
Astin is known for notable big-screen title turns such as; the goonies, war of the roses, Encinoman, Rudy, courage under fire, Lord of the Ring movie, 50th first date, click When Gloria BellHe played Joyce Byers’ (Winona Ryder) boyfriend Bob Newby in the second season of Netflix. stranger things Also seen in series including young rock, distortion When twenty four, among many others. Other upcoming projects for the actor include a second season for HBO. Perry Masona true crime thriller from XYZ Films man in white van and cycling drama hard mile with Matthew Modine.
Parker starred alongside Astin in Lord of the Ring He has also appeared in films depicting Haldir the elf, as well as films such as Underworld: Rise of the LycansHe has also appeared in series such as good trouble, Charmed, reign When spartacusto name a few.
Astin is represented by Louver Lochlin Entertainment, Stewart Talent, and attorney Dave Feldman (Bresseen Feldman Breimer). Pakula/King & Associates hoodie.