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Matthew Modine joins new shark movie, 47 Meters Down

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matthew-modine1Matthew Modine has joined the cast ofJohannes Roberts’ 47 Meters Down in the role of Taylor. Modine is now on location with the production at Pinewood’s Dominican Republic water tank. Filming of his first scenes is now underway.

Fun-loving, twenty-something, sisters Kate and Lisa are ready for the holiday of a lifetime in Mexico. When the opportunity to go cage diving to view Great White sharks presents itself, thrill-seeking Kate jumps at the chance while Lisa takes some convincing. After some not so gentle persuading, Lisa finally agrees and the girls soon find themselves two hours off the coast of Huatulco and about to come face-to-face with nature’s fiercest predator.

But what should have been the trip to end all trips soon becomes a living nightmare when the cage breaks free from the boat and plummets to the ocean floor. Kate and Lisa find themselves trapped deep underwater with less than an hour of oxygen left in their tanks. They must somehow work out how to get back to the safety of the boat above through 47 meters of shark-infested waters

Modine is best known for his iconic roles in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’, ‘Birdy’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. He joins Mandy Moore (‘Tangled’) who plays Kate, and Claire Holt (‘The Vampire Diaries’) playing Lisa. The production has filmed on location in London, England for 5 weeks before transferring to the Dominican Republic.

James Harris, Tea Shop Films, said, “We are really pleased to have Matthew join the cast. He is a fantastic actor who will bring something special to the role of Taylor. We have been very fortunate to get such a brilliant cast to make Johannes’ vision come to life”.

47 Meters down is produced by James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company. eOne have UK rights, The Weinstein Company has acquired North American rights for release with Dimension Films. International sales are being handled by Altitude Film Sales.

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