Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon), Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur, Trainspotting) and rising star Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Sense of an Ending) have signed on to appear in the psychological thriller Keepers, from director Kristoffer Nyholm (The Enfield Haunting, Taboo). Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which is inspired by a true unsolved local mystery.
On an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, three lighthouse keepers arrive for their six week shift. As Thomas (Mullan), James (Butler) and Donald (Alwyn) settle into their usual, solitary routines, something unexpected and potentially life-changing occurs- they stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep. Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? A boat appears in the distance that might hold the answer to these questions… What follows is a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces loyalty – and fed by isolation and paranoia, three honest men are led down a path to destruction.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Joe Alwyn leading the cast of Keepers – great actors who are deeply committed to this project, and who will go the distance,” said Nyholm. “These men are the strong and unique characters at the heart of this story, which is a journey from innocence to animalistic survival. Keepers was great to read, will be an adventure to make, and terrifying to watch!”
Keepers is set to go into production in the UK in early 2017.