Saturday, May 08, 2010

Canadian Christensen To Decipher "The Genesis Code"

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen ("Star Wars") will star in director David R. Ellis' upcoming thriller "The Genesis Code", based on the novel by author John Case.

Screenplay will be adapted by Kevin Bernhardt, for co-producers Myriad Pictures.

Producers are Tove Christensen, Myriad's CEO, President Kirk D'Amico, Michael Mailer and Alvaro Longoria.

"...The story follows a former national security expert 'Joe Lassiter' (Christensen), who, while investigating the death of his sister and her son, discovers that a religious sect called 'The Shadow of the Cross' may be involved.

"With the help of his sister's friend 'Ana', they follow the clues to a clinic in the mountains of Italy, where a terrifying secret experiment has been conducted – successfully.

"The results are so threatening to the foundation of the Church that they will do anything to keep it from being revealed..."

"We are very pleased to have Hayden on board for this project," said D'Amico.

"His passion for the character of Lassiter and the world he inhabits – of religion, politics and secret operatives – was apparent to all of us involved in the project. It is this kind of commitment that we know will lead to a compelling performance."

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