Bjorn Charpentier, SBC, will sign the cinematography of the American feature film HIGH WIRE ACT written by Tony Gilroy (screenwriter of the Jason Bourne’s trilogy) and directed by Brad Anderson (The Call, Transsiberian, The Machinist).
Principal cast: Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), but also Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Larry Pine (Freak Show, The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, Silver Linings Playbook).
Plot : HIGH WIRE ACT is a political action thriller about a former U.S. diplomat called back into service in 1980’s Beirut to save a former colleague from the group responsible for his wife’s death.
Production companies : Shivani Rawat and Monica Levinson of ShivHans Pictures (Trumbo, Captain Fantastic) join the HIGH WIRE ACT production as producers along with Ted Field (Radar Pictures), Tony Gilroy, and Mike Weber (Radar Pictures). Good Universe handles international sales rights to HIGH WIRE ACT and will represent the film at Cannes Film Festival.
The shoot will begin June 5th in Tangier, Morocco and will continue for seven weeks, all over the city.
Crew: The crew will be part Belgian, 2nd Operator: Olivier Merckx, part Romanian, Focus puller: Yuri Rustic, Grip: Radu Marinescu, part Italian, Gaffer: Patrick Bramucci, along with Moroccans technicians.
Equipment: They will shoot with two cameras, an Alexa Plus 4/3 and an Alexa Mini with Old Anamorphic glass. Bjorn Charpentier will operate camera A and Olivier Merckx, the B camera. There will be a lot of handheld shots.