'The Little Drummer Girl' star Michael Shannon set to act in Seth Savoy's directorial debut 'Echo Boomers' alongside Nick Robinson and Britt Robertson
'Echo Boomers' is based on a true story about a group of disillusioned 20-somethings, who use the city as their playground to break into the homes of the richest citizens
Michael Shannon is set to star alongside Nick Robinson and Britt Robertson in Seth Savoy's upcoming directorial debut, 'Echo Boomers'. Inclining to the storyline of the 2013 Emma Watson-starring movie, 'The Bling Ring' — which followed a group of teenagers who robbed famous personalities to be rich — 'Echo Boomers' is based on a true story about a group of disillusioned 20-somethings, who use the city as their playground by breaking into the homes of the richest citizens, stealing from the rich and giving to themselves.
While the additional cast is yet to be set, Shannon, Robinson, and Robertson will be joined by Alex Pettyfer who is recently making his own directorial debut with the indie noir thriller, 'Back Roads'. Savoy's directorial debut will be produced by Byron Wetzel, Sean Kaplan, Mike Ware, Jeff Waxman, and James Langer, and the film's foreign rights are held by Fortitude Intl.
'Echo Boomers' is set to launch sales this week at the American Film Market and CAA Media Finance will represent domestic rights. However, it seems like the film has picked up some key points from Sofia Coppola’s 'The Bling Ring'.
Nevertheless, the cast is pretty impressive. Robinson has already given the audience some good instances of his skill as a young actor in the 2017 drama-romance, 'Everything, Everything', starring alongside Amandla Steinberg, and in the 2018 comedy-drama, 'Love Simon', where he plays the role of the 17-year-old Simon Spier, who is not yet open about him being gay. Robinson will soon be in the upcoming noir-thriller directed by Rowan Athale from a screenplay by Eric Garcia, 'Strange but True'.
Robertson starred in 'Tomorrowland', 'The Space Between Us', and 'For the People'. Pettyfer’s credits include 'Magic Mike' and 'I Am Number Four'.
As for Shannon, he is currently playing the role of the Palestine-intolerant, Mossad agent, Marty Kurtz in BBC 1's adaptation of John Le Carre's, 1983 novel, 'The Little Drummer Girl'. The titular show follows the story of the young aspiring actor, Charlie Ross (played by Florence Pugh) who is lured by an alluring stranger, Becker (played by Alexander Skarsgard).
Becker takes Charlie to Athens where she discovers that he had actually picked her up in order to give her into the hands of Marty, who is looking for a pawn to bring down the terrorists. The politically-stirring show sees Shannon's character take the stance of an extreme leftist who does not mind sacrificing innocent lives for a greater cause.
Millennials are sometimes called Echo Boomers, due to their being the offspring of the baby boomers and due to the significant increase in birth rates from the early 1980s to mid 1990s, mirroring that of their parents.