Jeffrey Wright Unravels "Source Code"

2/25/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Jeffrey Wright (“Quantum of Solace”) and Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “15 Minutes”) have joined the cast of the sci-fi thriller "Source Code" for Summit Entertainment.

According to Movie Web: Filmmaker Duncan Jones ("Moon"), who is writing and directing the project, reported the news about Wright through his Twitter account.

Said Jones: “Just met with the lovely Vera Farmiga ("The Departed") and Jeffrey Wright ("Quantum of Solace"). Feeling quite thrilled to have two such scorchingly good actors in Source Code!”

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a helicopter pilot who participates in an experimental anti-terrorist Government program that has put his consciousness in the body of a commuter who witnesses a train bombing. He must relive the incident over and over until he can find those responsible.

Farmiga plays Gyllenhaal's handler who advises him through his investigations, while Michelle Monaghan plays a passenger romantically involved with the man Gyllenhaal's mind is occupying.

Last year, Jones’ “Moon” was one of the most underrated movies; it should have garnered some type of awards love, but didn’t. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it greatly, especially due to the performance of Sam Rockwell. This new film has a great premise, and it will be interesting to see what type of spin is put on it.

The cast is fantastic. I’ve always like Gylenhaal and Monaghan, and adding two talented actors like Wright and Farmiga are smart moves. Farmiga was great in “Up in the Air” and Wright has been giving quality acting performances for years. Should be a pretty good follow up to “Moon” for Jones.

Look for shooting to start later this year.

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