Highland Film Group has launched talks with buyers at virtual Cannes market on the upcoming disaster movie Supcercell starring Alec Baldwin, Skeet Ulrich and Anne Heche, and Screen has obtained the first image from production.
Production has wrapped in Montana and Georgia in the United States on the story of William (Daniel Diemer), a teenager who aspires to emulate his legendary storm chaser father Bill Brody, who was killed on the job.
When greedy businessman Zane Rogers (Baldwin) transforms Brody’s legacy into a tourist attraction, William runs away from home and teams up with his father’s old partner Roy (Ulrich) and enters the world of storm chasing.
William’s mother (Heche) joins his classmate (Jordan Kristine Seamón) in a desperate bid to find her son as Rogers leads a group into the eye of the most dangerous supercell storm ever seen.
Herbert James Winterstern directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Anna Elizabeth James.
Producers are Short Porch Pictures’ Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher, and Thomasville Pictures’ Ryan Donnell Smith. Anjul Nigam is executive producer. CAA Media Finance represents US rights to Supercell.
The film is financed by Streamline Global’s Emily Hunter Salveson and Ryan Donnell Smith.
By Jeremy Kay, Screen Daily