Big Names Join Thriller, Peacock

Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas have joined the cast of Mandate Pictures’ psychological thriller Peacock. Cillian Murphy and Ellen Page star.

Story takes place in a small town, where a quiet bank clerk’s (Murphy) life is shattered by a train crashing into his back yard revealing a woman living there.

Michael Lander will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ryan Roy.

Barry Mendel is producing. Mandate’s Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown are exec producing. Mandate Intl. is selling foreign rights at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Sarandon stars in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Speed Racer and was most recently seen in Disney’s Enchanted.

Pullman starred in the Sundance pics Phoebe in Wonderland and Bottle Shock. He also will be seen in Jennifer Lynch’s Surveillance, which will bow in Cannes this month.

Lucas is in production on Michael Cuesta’s Tell-Tale and next can be seen in Boaz Yakin’s “Death in Love.” His production company, Two Bridges, recently wrapped “The Boy in the Box,” in which he plays the single father of a mentally challenged boy.

Credit: Variety