Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan are set to co-star in an upcoming sci-fi thriller titled, Synchronic. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the film will explore the story of two New Orleans paramedics (portrayed by Mackie and Dornan) whose lives are ripped apart after a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.
In a statement directors Benson and Moorhead said:
“Being huge fans of the nuanced, brilliant work of Anthony and Jamie, this is a filmmaker’s wildest dream come true. They each possess an extraordinary depth of personal experiences, humor, and pathos that brings a massive wellspring of humanity to the battle-scarred partnership being portrayed. We’ve found the perfect collaborators to tell a bold, frightening, heartstring-tugging story.”
With a script written by Benson, Synchronic is Benson and Moorhead’s fourth collaboration, following 2012’s Resolution and 2014’s Spring. The directing duo will also be producers on the project alongside David Lawson Jr.
Mackie is known for his portrayal as Falcon in the Captain America and Avengers franchises, as well as roles in films such as The Hurt Locker, Detroit and Night Catches Us. The actor is set to star in The Hate U Give on October 5, as well as the remake of the 2011’s Miss Bala, alongside Gina Rodriguez.
Dornan is set to appear in Sacha Gervasi’s My Dinner With Herve and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter