Alabama Film Productions

Posted: 05 Jan, 2017

"Office Uprising," an action-fantasy movie starring up-and-coming Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, is expected to start filming in downtown Birmingham later this month.

Lin Oeding -- whose stunt credits include "Inception," "Straight Outta Compton" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" - will direct the movie from a screenplay by Ian Shorr ("Splinter") and Peter Gamble Robinson, the Hollywood trade publications Deadline Hollywood and Variety have reported.

Filming is expected to begin Nov. 29 and continue through Dec. 23, according to a casting call for background extras posted on Craigslist.

Thwaites, whose acting credits include "Ride" with Helen Hunt and "The Giver" with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, is also set to star in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" with Johnny Depp.

The "Office Uprising" cast also includes Jane Levy, who starred in the horror-thriller "Don't Breathe" and in the ABC sitcom "Suburgatory," and Ian Harding from the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars."

The casting notice says "Office Uprising" will be filmed "in downtown Birmingham and/or close proximity" and that most of the scenes are interior shots.

Two unidentified production trailers were parked along Second Avenue North between 19th and 20th streets this morning.

Deadline Hollywood describes "Office Uprising" as "the story of an underachiever working at a major weapons manufacturing firm who finds that his co-workers have been 'weaponized' by a new energy drink designed for the military" and who must rescue his true love from "an office building full of psychotic coworkers armed with tomorrow's deadliest tech."


For more details