Maika Monroe-Ed Skrein’s ‘Tau’ Gets Co-Financing

Maika Monroe-Ed Skrein’s ‘Tau’ Gets Co-Financing

Hercules Film Fund has come on-board to co-finance the sci-fi thriller “Tau,” starring Maika Monroe and Ed Skrein, alongside Ken Kao’s Waypoint Entertainment.

Federico D’ Alessandro is directing “Tau” from a script by Noga Landau, with principal photography taking place in Serbia.

David S. Goyer, writer of The Dark Knight trilogy, and “The Birth of a Nation” producer Kevin Turen are producing under their Phantom Four banner alongside Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder for Addictive Pictures. Rhea Films will co-produce, with Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti serving as executive producers along with Ken Kao, Dan Kao and Luc Etienne will serve as executive producers.

Bloom is handling international sales and WME is representing the U.S. rights.

Monroe is playing a street-smart grifter who’s the latest victim kidnapped and held captive in a fatal experiment. The only thing standing in the way of her freedom is an advanced artificial intelligence developed by Skrein’s character.

Monroe starred in “Independence Day: Resurgence” and Skrein starred in “Deadpool.”

Hercules Film Fund financed Tom Cruise’s “Mena,” directed by Doug Limas. The fund was set up to bring European investors, including Greek entrepreneur Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, to Hollywood to finance wide release films.

Waypoint Entertainment recently acquired the rights to two Mark Millar properties, “American Jesus” and “Supercrooks.” It’s teamed with Bloom on Martin Zandvliet’s “The Outsider,” starring Jared Leto; Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles,” starring Christian Bale; and Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s “Woodshock,” starring Kirsten Dunst.

Phantom Four produced Fox Searchlight’s “The Birth of A Nation,” which is due to open Oct. 7. Goyer is an executive producer on the film, which Nate Parker directed and stars in. Phantom Four is also developing “Miles” with Open Road and Lakeshore Entertainment and Max Landis’ “Deeper,” starring Bradley Cooper, with Addictive Pictures for MGM.

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Maika Monroe – Press Tour in Japan

Fans, sorry for the lack of posts! I’ve added a new update in the gallery. As you know, last mont Maika Monroe was doing a press tour in Japan promoting her film Independence Day: Resurgence. I’ve added pictures in medium quality of the event.

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Hollywood’s Next Big Thing: ‘Independence Day’ Actress Maika Monroe Goes From Pro Kiteboarder to Breakout Star

The 23-year-old former athlete, who got her big break in 2014’s Sundance hit ‘It Follows,’ is making the leap to tentpole with a role in ‘Resurgence.’

Up until age 17, Maika Monroe glided across a different shimmering surface than the big screen. The Santa Barbara native was living in the Dominican Republic as a top-ranked professional kiteboarder, an extreme sport that looks something like snowboarding on water. For years, Monroe had been sending out mostly ignored audition tapes to casting agents. But in 2011, she received a call about playing Zac Efron’s love interest in the family drama At Any Price. She landed the role, and her future quickly changed course. A bit part in The Bling Ring and a showy role in The Guest followed before she nabbed the lead in the Sundance horror breakout It Follows. Now, she’s making the leap to tentpole with Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24), playing former First Daughter Patricia Whitmore. Though she’s largely shelved the board and sunblock, she still gets out on the water between roles (“It really helps me stay sane,” she says.) The actress spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about who she bonded with most on set, the perils of Hollywood and whether or not we’ve been visited by ETs.

How has kiteboarding helped you as an actress?

It taught me determination, working hard for something. There’s lots of discipline. I enjoy roles that are quite physical. That was really fun with Independence Day, being a fighter pilot, kicking some ass.

 
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