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Cannes: 'No Time To Die' Star Billy Magnussen Teams Up With Ben Affleck's 'Airborne' Producer To Direct 'The Ridge' (Exclusive)

Billy Magnussen (NO TIME TO DIE, GAME Night , Bridge of Spies ) will make her feature film debut in survival thriller The Ridge.

Magnussen will also join Lamorne Morris (Fargo, Wake up ), Chace Crawford (The Boys , Gossip Girl ) and Jordan Forstman (You People, rot in the sun ). Produced by Mandalay Pictures(Ben Affleck’s Air ), Highland Film will launch international sales at Cannes.

Written by Mike Anderson, John Clavier, and Will Lowell, from a story by Magnussen, Anderson, and Clavier, The Ridge Follow Dez (Morris), a sensitive city dweller, travels to Wyoming with his friends (Crawford and Firstman) to meet his fiancé’s brother – a true outdoorsman – Grady (Magnussen). This pits the two against each other when Grady tests Dez, and they get into an explosive altercation that causes their truck to crash and roll over the ridge. Left wounded to battle the harsh elements in the wilderness, they must put aside their differences and unite to come out alive.

“After many years in front of the camera, I’m excited to bring everything I’ve learned to the table as I direct this project that’s close to my heart, with Mandalay Pictures together with the great team at Highland Film Group,” said Magnussen. Bungalow, United with Brown. The film is executive produced by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland Film Group, Shane Andries and Anne Hollister of HappyBad Bungalow, and Aaron Gilbert and Jared Kramer.

“The Ridge is a tense and suspenseful survival thriller written by Billy Magnussen ( Billy Magnussen, who will brilliantly capture the tension between rugged outdoorsmen and urbanites as they struggle to survive in the brutal wilderness,” said Arianne Fraser, CEO of Highland Film Group , whose current credits also include Joe Carnahan’s survival thriller Not Without Hope, the high-concept horror film Rosario starring Emeraude Toubia, and Emma Roberts and The sci-fi thriller The Astronaut starring Laurence Fishburne. “We are thrilled to be partnering with producers Jason Berman and Jordan Moldo, who have proven track records on Air starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. ”

Magnussen represented by UTA, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern; Morris by Entertainment , CAA and Myman Greenspan; Crawford represented by CAA, Relevant and Gretchen Rush; Firstman represented by WME, All My Friends Inc. and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.




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