Cage star Mike Colter has officially been tapped to star opposite Gerard Butler in Lionsgate’s upcoming action-thriller movie The Plane. Colter is set to portray the role of a cool-headed, ex-military man named Louis Gaspare, who is being extradited to Canada on charges of homicide when the plane crash lands on a dangerous remote island. In addition to Colter, Swedish model Kelly Gale has also recently been cast for her feature acting debut. Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Puerto Rico.
“Mike is an exciting addition to the film. Anyone familiar with his work knows he is a charismatic talent and a formidable force and we’re thrilled to have him board The Plane,” director Jean-François Richet said in a statement. Colter’s notable film credits include Salt, Men in Black 3, Zero Dark Thirty, Girls Trip, Extinction, Black and Blue, and Fatale. He is currently starring in Paramount+’s hit supernatural horror series Evil.
The Plane centers around Brodie Torrance, who, after a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in hostile territory, finds himself threatened by militant pirates who want to take the plane and its passengers hostage. As the world searches for the disappeared aircraft, Brodie must rise to the occasion and keep his passengers safe until help arrives.
Based on Charles Cumming’s book, the film will be directed by Jean-François Richet from a screenplay co-written by Cumming, JP Davis, and Matt Cook. It will be led by Gerard Butler, who will also serve as a producer through his G-Base banner.
The Plane will be produced by G-Base’s Alan Siegel, Luillo Ruiz, MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan, Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Mark Vahradian. It will be executive produced by Michael Cho, Tim Lee, Gary Raskin, Alastair Burlingame, and Vicki Dee Rock. It is a co-production between Lionsgate and Pimienta Films, with Olivia Hill Media and Paprika Financing to co-finance the project.