Rob Cohen’s Category 5 Starts Production August 1

Posted by at 12:55 pm on June 23, 2016

Foresight Unlimited announced today that Maggie Grace (Taken, Twilight) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) will star in Rob Cohen’s new Category 5 movie alongside the previously-set lead Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur, Fantastic Four). Also set to star in the film are Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Randy Couture (The Expendables, Hawaii Five-0), Melissa Bolona (Dog Eat Dog, I Am Wrath) and Jamie Andrew Cutler (Kick-Ass 2).

With a script written by Rob Cohen, Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis, the Category 5 movie follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike. The remaining people left in the deserted beach town are a meteorologist (Kebbel), a treasury agent (Grace), and the meteorologist’s ex-marine brother (Kwanten). Together they must not only survive the storm, but also stop the mastermind thieves, headed by Inneson, from accomplishing the heist of the century.

Pre-production on the Category 5 movie is fully underway with the recent hires of D.O.P. Shelly Johnson (Captain America), production designer Barry Robison (Hacksaw Ridge), VFX supervisor Adam Howard (Titanic), and SFX Coordinator, Elia Popov (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation). Casting directors are Nancy Foy (U.S.) and Kate Dowd (U.K.).

Director Rob Cohen is best known for launching the Fast and the Furious franchise. The 2001 original celebrates its 15th anniversary this week. Most recently, Cohen directed the 2015 thriller The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez.

The Category 5 movie will begin production August 1 with no release date as of yet announced. Check back for updates, though, as they become available.

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