Max Minghella in "The Darkest Hour"

6/14/2010 Posted by Admin

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Max Minghella in "The Darkest Hour"

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Max Minghella ("Agora," "Bee Season") is set to join the $40 million sci-fi thriller "The Darkest Hour" for New Regency and Summit Entertainment.

According to Variety:  The story follows a group of kids struggling to survive in Moscow after an alien invasion. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor and Joel Kinnaman also star.

Chris Gorak ("Right at Your Door") directs from a script by Les Bohem and Jon Spaihts he re-wrote. Timur Bekmambetov and Tom Jacobson will produce.

Minghella, son of the late director Anthony, will be seen in Sony's "The Social Network" in October. He’s a great young talent, and along with Emile Hirsch, the cast of this flick is solid. I also think the sci-fi aspect and the interesting story all point in a positive direction for this film. If done correctly this could end up being a surprise quality hit much like “District 9” was last summer.

Filming kicking off in Russia this summer.

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