Outlander star Caitriona Balfe has joined the cast of the thriller Trust No One to be directed by Simon Kassianides. Kassianides wrote the script and is also starring in the film along with his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-star Brett Dalton. Kassianides and Dalton are seeking backing for the project via Kickstarter, and S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Elizabeth Henstridge is already on board as one of the film’s supporters.
Kassianides is hoping to raise $65,000 before production on the film gets underway this summer in Los Angeles. “Films like Bond, The Bourne Identity, Mission Impossible and Ronin have all been an inspiration for the film’s action sequences,” stated Kassianides. “But the big difference with this movie is that the combat scenes aren’t between trained assassins. They are between ordinary men and women, fighting for their lives in an extreme situation.”
Details on Balfe’s character and how the Outlander star will prepare for this action movie are being kept secret, but Kassianides promises Kickstarter backers will get the answers first. “Trust No One is an action thriller, so I don’t want to give too many spoilers. But the plot is believable. It could happen to you or me,” said actor/writer/director Kassianides. “Except we’re going to shoot this in a way you’ve never seen before, getting the audience closer to the action with bungee rigs, lipstick cams, multiple versions of the sets that will give us angles that make it feel like you’re in there with them. Daniel Katz’s incredible cinematography is going to bring this ambitious plan together. And our investors will be the first to know all the details every step of the way.”
Additional casting is currently underway. For more info on the Kickstarter campaign, visit the Trust No One page.