Brenton Thwaites will star in Ghosts of War, a supernatural psychological thriller from writer/director Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect). Filming’s expected to get underway in March, with Miscellaneous Entertainment’s D. Todd Shepherd, Joe Simpson, and Shelley Madison attached as producers and financing the thriller. Highland Film Group is shopping the film to international buyers.
“I’m excited for the chance to create an elevated thriller about WWII soldiers that’s more relevant today than ever,” stated writer/director Bress. “Brenton Thwaites is the perfect choice to play a hardened soldier fighting through the trauma of war just as he’s thrust into the most mind-shattering battle of his life.”
“We’re thrilled to bring Eric’s next intelligent and layered vision to life as he continues to push the definition of genre. Brenton is an incredibly talented actor at the crescendo of an already impressive career, and we feel fortunate to have him as our lead,” added producer Shepherd.
Thwaites recently wrapped up work on the fifth film of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. His credits also include Home and Away, Oculus, The Signal, Son of a Gun, and Gods of Egypt. Thwaites has Office Uprising with Jane Levy and An Interview with God with David Strathairn expected to open in theaters later this year.
The Plot: Ghosts of War follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield. Thwaites will play Chris Goodson, a natural leader and brilliant strategist who is plagued by battle fatigue.