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.