Sullivan Stapleton Stars In Next Luc Besson Action Thriller "THE LAKE"!
Luc Besson found a new action hero.
Luc Besson built his EuropaCorp action formula by hatching great plots and then finding a repertory of good actors who can translate to action stars, such as Liam Neeson, Jason Statham and most recently Scarlett Johansson.
They’ve just set "300: Rise of an Empire" star Sullivan Stapleton to star in "THE LAKE" an action thriller that Besson wrote with "The Equalizer" scribe Richard Wenk and Steven Quale ("Into The Storm") directing. Quale is no stranger to underwater projects. He co-directed "Aliens of the Deep" with James Cameron and also worked with him on "Titanic" and "The Abyss". "THE LAKE" is set to start shooting in April.
The story of the movie focuses on a group of Navy SEALs attempting to solve a long-forgotten mystery while uncovering an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.
EuropaCorp’s slate includes "The Transporter Legacy" and recent Toronto Film Festival acquisition "Big Game". It announced in February that it was forming the RED joint distribution venture for the U.S. with Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity.
Stapleton also stars in the Cinemax series "Strike Back". He is repped by WME and United Management in Australia.