Deadline is exclusively reporting that Shea Whigham, Bruce Dern and Zach Avery are the latest names to join the cast of neo-noir thriller The Gateway.
The film focuses on Parker Jode, a passionate, no-nonsense, downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, whose assigned to take care of the daugther of single mother, Dahlia. When husband Mike is released early from prison and sweeps his family back into a world crime after a failed drug bust, Parker intervenes blurring the lines between professional obligations and personal desires. Outmatched and outgunned, Parker must turn to the father who abandoned him as a child to seek redemption and to help protect the only family he’s ever known.
Shea Whigham (whose credits include Vice and The Joker) will be playing the role of Parker Jode, Bruce Dern (whose credits include White Boy Rick and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) will be playing the role of Parker’s father and Zach Avery (whose credits include The White Crow and Last Moment of Clarity) will be playing the role of Mike. The trio join recently cast Olivia Munn.
The Gateway is based off the 2013 Black List screenplay, Where Angels Die, by Alexander Felix. Michele Civetta is attached to direct the thriller, with Andrew Levitas serving as producer alongside Stephen Israel.