Cannes - Freddie Highmore to Star in Mediaset Espana, TF1 Groupâs âWay Downâ
Freddie Highmore, star of U.S. TV hit âThe Good Doctor,â will topline âWay Down,â an English-language heist movie partnering two of Europeâs biggest media corporations, Spainâs Mediaset Espana and Franceâs TF1 Group.
TFI Groupâs cinema division TF1 Studio will handle international sales and also domestic distribution in France. âWay Downâ will be directed by Jaume Balaguero (â[REC]â). Pic starts shooting in April.
Ghislain Barrois and Alvaro Augustin at Telecinco Cinema, which is Mediaset Espanaâs film arm, are producing with El Tesoro de Drake AIE, Ciudadano Ciskul (Francisco Sanchez) and Think Studio (Eneko Lizarraga) in collaboration with Mediaset Espana and TF1 Studio. Highmore himself will take a producer credit.
To shoot in and around Madrid and coastal areas in Spain and England, âWay Downâ follows a gifted engineering graduate student (Highmore), who masterminds a plan to break into one of the most impenetrable and dangerous banks in the world during the 2010 soccer World Cup final.
A legendary lost treasure will be deposited in the bankâs safe for just 10 days. But nobody has ever managed to break into the bank, it has no blueprints, and its security system includes an underground river that floods the safe room if anyone succeeds in breaching it.