Thandie Newton, Jason Isaacs, David Tennant Cast in 'Retreat'
Fresh off the recent star-studded BAFTA awards night in the United Kingdom, an impressive trio of British actors have assembled as ScreenDaily reports that Thandie Newton, Jason Isaacs and David Tennant have signed on to star in the psychological thriller Retreat. Produced by UK's Magnet Films and directed by freshman filmmaker Carl Tibbetts, the story revolves around a couple (Newton & Isaacs) who are seeking to rebuild their relationship by taking time out on a remote island until suddenly a military man (Tennant) shows up on their doorstep half-dead telling them there is a lethal virus killing millions on the mainland.
Tibbetts also wrote the script with Janice Hallett and will begin shooting in May in Canada. Magnet Films' Gary Sinyor couldn't be happier about the thriller they have: "It reminded me of Dead Calm when I first read it. Only better. It's got a similar sexual tension but the battle of wits between the characters and plot twists are constantly surprising. We're delighted to have secured three of the UK's most powerful actors."
Though I'm not too familiar with Tennant's work on the BBC series "Doctor Who", I loved his supporting role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The same can be said for Isaacs' performance as Lucius Malfoy in the same wizarding franchise. Newton's shown some impressive talent as well with melodrama in Crash, a dead-on though over-the-top portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's W., and a sexy role in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, so this should be worth looking forward to for those three on top of the creepy, but fascinating, concept. We'll be following this closely as it goes into production this summer. Interested?