With Gigandet For German Thriller Remake
The cast has been announced for the remake of gritty German thriller Das Experiment. Oscar winners Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker will face off in a big brother style psychological experiment with terrifying consequences. Elijah Wood (who is up next playing the raggydoll saviour of mankind in 9) and Twilight-er Cam Gigandet round off the cast.
The original, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring The Baader Meinhoff Complex's Moritz Bleibtreu, followed a group of regular Joes who enter a research study looking at how power and authority can corrupt, which places them in assigned roles in a prison set-up.
Brody who is next up in sci-fi thriller Splice and school stoner comedy High School, will play the ring-leader of the prisoners. Whitaker - who can be seen (well, heard) in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are later this year, as well as distopian thriller Repossession Mambo with Jude Law and roadtrip comedy My Own Love Song - will be a power-hungry "guard" in the clink.
The Germanically named, gaol-obsessed Prison Break mastermind Paul Scheuring is to take the helm, having written the screenplay himself. Filming kicks off next month in glamorous Iowa.Source: EmpireOnline