Patrick Vollrath is directing from his own script with shooting starting Tuesday in Cologne and Vienna. Dano left the part due to scheduling conflicts.
FilmNation Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights and Endeavor Content is selling North American rights. “7500” will be Vollrath’s full-length feature debut following his 2015 Academy Award-nominated short, “Everything Will Be Okay.”
“7500” centers on an airline hijacking as desperate fear of the unknown undermines both hijacker and pilot. Vollrath said, “Joseph is one of the most exciting actors on the screen today, and we can’t wait to work with him and see what magic he brings to this complex role.”
The film is being produced by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo of Augenschein Filmproduktion. Novotny’s Franz Novotny and Alexander Glehr, who produced “Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden,” will co-produce