According to Deadline, Oscar winner Nicolas Cage and Jaeden Martell (It films, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone) have signed on for the leading roles in the upcoming survival action thriller movie Sand and Stones. Lost in Space alum Maxwell Jenkins and Fate: The Winx Saga star Sadie Soverall have also been cast in the film.
Sand and Stones is directed by Ben Brewer from a screenplay written by Mike Nilon. The film will feature Cage playing Paul, the father of twin teenage sons Joseph and Thomas, played by Martell and Jenkins respectively. Set in a post-apocalyptic and sparsely populated world, the story follows Paul and his sons, “who have managed to claw out an existence, yet live in constant fear. Until, confronted by imminent danger, they must execute a desperate plan to survive.”
“With his keen eye and unique vision, Ben Brewer is the ideal director to bring Mike Nilon’s apocalyptic and electrifying script to life,” Highland’s COO, Delphine Perrier said in a statement. “Our initial film with Ben was The Trust, and we are looking forward to working once again with this talented filmmaker.”
Production has already started in Ireland. The film is produced by Highland Film Group, with Nilon, Cage, David Wulf, Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier, and Braxton Pope serving as producers. It is being executive produced by Slava Vladimirov, Jared Underwood, and Andrew Robinson.