Josh Duhamel, Famke Janssen to star in satirical drama
Actors Josh Duhamel and Famke Jannsen have signed on to star in satirical drama "This Is Your Death".
Los Angeles: Actors Josh Duhamel and Famke Jannsen have signed on to star in satirical drama "This Is Your Death".
The project is "Breaking Bad" actor Giancarlo Esposito's directorial project, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor known for his roles in "Breaking Bad" and the recently-released "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials".
"This Is Your Death" is focused on a reality show that has contestants ending their lives for the audience's enjoyment.
Duhamel, 42, will play Adam Rogers, a game show host, who is driven to keep ratings up, and egged on by network executive Ilana Katz (Janssen).
Along with helming, Esposito will star as Mason Washington, a man who is struggling to keep his family afloat.
The original script was written by Kenny Yakkel and revised by Noah Pink. Principal photography is slated to begin in Vancouver in November.
"This Is Your Death is relevant at a time when people are looking to be more connected to each other, yet seem to be more connected to their cell phones, computers & TV sets," said Esposito.
"It seems evident that we have outsourced our compassion and outsourced our empathy. We find ourselves riveted to our television sets, viewing the reality of our existence through a scripted vision of who we really are."
Esposito is co-producing the indie.
"This is Your Death" will be Esposito's second foray into feature directing, following the 2007 drama "Gospel Hill", which starred Esposito alongside Danny Glover, Samuel L Jackson and Angela Bassett.