felicity huffman joins samuel l jackson jim broadbent on big game

Felicity Huffman joins Samuel L. Jackson, Jim Broadbent on Big Game

Felicity Huffman joins Samuel L. Jackson, Jim Broadbent on Big Game

The first image from the set of Jalmari Helander’s BIG GAME has been released featuring Samuel L. Jackson as “The President” and Onni Tommila as his 13-year old sidekick “Oskari”. The film is currently shooting on location in Bavaria, Germany.

Joining the cast in the final weeks of the shoot are Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, Desperate Housewives) playing “The CIA Director”, Victor Garber (Titanic, Argo) playing “U.S. Vice President” and Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster) as “General Underwood.” Samuel L. Jackson and Onni Tommila (Rare Exports) take the leading roles and other previously announced co-stars include British talent Jim Broadbent (Iris, The Iron Lady) and Ray Stevenson (Thor, GI Joe: Retaliation) and German actor Mehmet Kurtulus (Short Sharp Shock).

The action adventure pic – written and directed by Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale) – is nearing the end of its eight-week shoot on locations across Bavaria and at Bavaria Film Studios.

The story picks up following the downing of Air Force One by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness. He subsequently teams up with a 13-year old boy called Oskari who helps him evade the pursuing terrorists and find his way to safety.

The Director of Photography is Mika Orasmaa (Rare Exports, Iron Sky) with Scanline VFX (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Iron Man) on board for all special effects.

A Finnish-German-UK co-production, Petri Jokiranta produces under the Subzero banner, alongside Will Clarke and Andy Mayson for Altitude Film Entertainment. Jens Meurer of Egoli Tossell Film is onboard as the German producer with Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Dredd) on as executive producer.

Financiers include the Finnish Film Foundation; YLE; Nordisk Film & TV Fond; Visionplus Fund; Bavarian Film Partners; Bavarian Film and Television Fund (FFFBayern); German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), along with Comerica Bank Entertainment Group and KfW Bankengruppe.

Development and bridge-financing has been provided by Headgear, Film House Germany and Merg Films. BIG GAME is the first international project to have received backing from FFF Bayern’s special programme for international co-productions.

Altitude Film Sales is handling worldwide sales, with Altitude and WME jointly representing the North American rights. Entertainment One has taken all rights to the film for the UK, Ascot Elite for all German-speaking territories and Nordisk for Scandinavia.