Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten are joining the cast of Rob Cohen’s Category 5. You can read the full scoop of the news below.
Coinciding with the 15 Year Anniversary of Rob Cohen’s 2001 blockbuster hit, The Fast and the Furious, Foresight Unlimited announced today that Maggie Grace (Taken, Twilight), Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) will star in Rob Cohen’ new action/thriller alongside previously set lead, Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur, Fantastic Four).
Randy Couture (The Expendables, “Hawaii Five-0”), Melissa Bolona (Dog Eat Dog, I Am Wrath) and Jamie Andrew Cutler (Kick-Ass 2) have also joined the cast.
Pre-production is fully underway with the recent hires of D.O.P. Shelly Johnson (Captain America), production designer Barry Robison (Hacksaw Ridge), VFX supervisor Adam Howard (Titanic), and SFX Coordinator, Elia Popov (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation). Casting directors are Nancy Foy (U.S.) and Kate Dowd (U.K.).
With a script written by Rob Cohen, Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis, Category 5 follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike. The remaining people left in the deserted beach town are a meteorologist (Kebbel), a treasury agent (Grace), and the meteorologist’s ex-marine brother (Kwanten). Together they must not only survive the storm, but also stop the mastermind thieves, headed by Inneson, from accomplishing the heist of the century.