Deadline is exclusively reporting that Paul Ben-Victor and Mercedes Varnado are the latest names to join the cast for the upcoming action thriller The Collective.
The film focuses on a group of righteous assassins known as The Collective, who take aim at a highly sophisticated human trafficking ring backed by a network of untouchable billionaires. With their backs against the wall, The Collective has no choice but to put their most important mission in the hands of rookie assassin, Sam Alexander. What he lacks in experience he makes up for in savvy, grit, and a keen ability to improvise in the most dangerous situations. He is aided in his journey by Hugo and Liam, former CIA operatives turned rogue vigilantes. They face off against Daisy, the cunning general manager of this evil, clandestine organisation. Sam must prove to himself, Liam and Hugo that he’s Collective material on this life-or-death, take-no-prisoners mission.
Paul Ben-Victor (whose recent credits include Plane and Emancipation) will be playing the role of Miro Lindell, who serves as auctioneer to a seedy underground cabal of billionaires bidding on human lives. Mercedes Varnado (who is also known as wrestler Sasha Banks, currently going under the name of Mercedes Moné at NJPW, as well as have acting credits including The Mandalorian) will be playing the role of Nikita, Miro’s blade wielding company pit-bull and chief of security who watches his back at all times.
The film is written by Matt Rogers and Jason James, and directed by Tom DeNucci. The film is being executive produced by Ian Niles, Jason Cherubini, Shaun Sanghani, Jason Kringstein, Sabine Stener, Tara J. Martin, Scott Levinson, Alan Liebowitz, Pat Heaphy, Jeff Tussi and David Nazar. Yale Entertainment’s Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman will be producing alongside Richard Switzer.
Ben-Victor and Varnado will join a cast that includes Lucas Till, Ruby Rose, Tyrese Gibson and Don Johnson.
Pingback: The Collective: Quiver Acquire North American Rights For Action Thriller, First-Look Image Released Online | Irish Cinephile·