Washington: British actor Freddie Highmore has signed on to produce and star in ‘Way Down’, an English-language heist film from Spanish genre auteur Jaume Balaguero.
The film follows the meticulous plan conceived by a gifted engineering graduate, Thom (Highmore), after he joins a group of passionate treasure hunters to rob an impenetrable bank while all eyes are set the most eagerly awaited World Cup. They have 10 days to carry out the heist.
The film is produced by Ghislain Barrios and Alvaro Augustin at Telecinco Cinema, Francisco Sanchez for Ciudadano Ciskul, Eneko Lizarraga at Think Studio and El Tesoro de Drake AIE, in collaboration with Mediaset España and TF1.
Shooting for the film will take place between April and July and around Madrid. It will also be shot in coastal areas of Spain and England.
Highmore said, “I’m delighted to be returning to Spain and to collaborate with Jaume on this wonderful project.”