Highland Film Group has announced that Kate Mara (Megan Leavy, The Martian, House of Cards) and Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible, Star Trek, The Cornetto Trilogy) are in negotiations to star in the high-stakes thriller Inheritance, with British helmer Vaughn Stein directing, fresh off his recent work with Pegg and Margot Robbie in his noir thriller Terminal.
Matthew Kennedy wrote the script, and Richard B. Lewis (The Space Between Us, August Rush) is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf (upcoming The Night Clerk) of WulfPak Productions, and Convergent Media’s Dan Reardon and Santosh Govindaraju (The Night Clerk). UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping the US rights with Highland Film Group handling foreign sales, which commenced at the American Film Market this week.
Inheritance explores what happens when the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
This marks HFG’s second collaboration with Stein, previously partnering on his debut film Terminal, which released earlier this year.