Variety – June 22, 2016

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten and Ralph Ineson are joining Toby Kebbell in Rob Cohen’s action/thriller “Category 5.”

Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis. The 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.

Kebbel plays a meteorologist left in the deserted beach town along with a treasury agent (Grace) and his brother, an ex-Marine played by Kwanten. Ineson heads the team of thieves trying to accomplish the heist of the century.

Producers are Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr. and Rob Cohen. Bill Immerman, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Christopher Conover and Allie Greenleaf Maldonado are executive producing.

Randy Couture (“Hawaii Five-0”), Melissa Bolona (“Dog Eat Dog”) and Jamie Andrew Cutler (“Kick-Ass 2”) have also joined the cast.

Grace starred in the Taken trilogy alongside Liam Neeson. Her upcoming projects include “478” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Scoot McNairy, and “A Scent of Rain & Lightning,” which she produced and stars in opposite Maika Monroe.

Kwanten is best known for his lead role in HBO’s “True Blood” and starred in “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken” opposite Jim Sturgess and Sam Worthington. Ineson most recently appeared in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” alongside Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron.

Foresight Unlimited is handling foreign sales and introduced “Category 5” to foreign buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Cannes 2016 with Director Pete Segal

Tamara Birkemoe, Pete Segal, and Mark Damon

The Hollywood Reporter – May 13, 2016

Toby Kebbell, most recently seen in Fantastic Four, will star in action thriller Category 5.

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen will helm the film, which follows a team of tech hackers who infiltrate a U.S. Mint facility for a $200 million heist just as the storm of the century, Category 5, is about to strike. A meteorologist, a hurricane chaser and a woman treasury agent must survive the horrific storm while stopping the thieves from getting away with the heist of the century.

Scott Windhauser and Cohen wrote the script for the project, which Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr., Danny Roth and Cohen will produce.

Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will executive produce and are handling foreign sales at Cannes.

Kebbell has several big projects coming up in 2016, including Paramount’s big Ben-Hur remake, J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls and Universal’s Warcraft. Plus, he’ll appear in Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island. He was last seen in Fox’s Fantastic Four and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Kebbell is represented by CAA and Independent Talent Group.


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