Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Terrorism Thriller ‘7500’ | Film News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to replace Paul Dano as the star in Patrick Vollrath’s hijacking thriller – and feature film debut – 7500. Vollrath both writes and directs the piece off the back of his Oscar nomination last year for live-action short Everything Will Be Okay.


The film takes place in the cockpit of a plane being taken over by terrorists; Gordon-Levitt is set to play co-pilot Tobias Ellis. Varitety poetically writes, “desperate fear of the unknown undermines both hijacker and pilot“.


On Gordon-Levitts casting, CEO of FilmNation Entertainment Glen Basner commented that “as one of the great actors of his generation [Gordon-Levitt] brings a whole new dimension to this character.”


Most recently, Gordon-Levitt has starred in Snowden as the infamous American behind the CIA leaks, and is set to shine in comedy musical Wingmen with Channing Tatum.


Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo of Augenschein Filmproduktion are producing the film, to be distributed internationally by FilmNation Entertainment, with Endeavor Content selling the North American rights. The film will be up for grabs at the upcoming American Film Market.


Principal photography has just begun in Cologne and Vienna.



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