Hayden Christensen to Star in David R. Ellis' The Genesis Code
05.13.10 by BJSprecher
Actor Hayden Christensen has landed the lead role in Myriad Pictures' upcoming thriller The Genesis Code, based on John Case's book of the same name. The screenplay was written by Kevin Bernhardt (Peaceful Warrior) and David R. Ellis (The Final Destination) will direct.
The announcement was accompanied by an official synopsis of the movie.
The story follows a former national security expert, played by Christensen, who, while investigating the murder of his only sister and her young son, discovers that a religious sect called The Shadow of the Cross may be involved. With the help of his sister's friend Ana, they follow the clues to a clinic in the mountains of Italy, where a terrifying secret experiment has been conducted — successfully. The results are so threatening to the foundation of the Church that they will do anything to keep it from being revealed.
Myriad Pictures CEO and President Kirk D'Amico said that everyone at Myriad is "very pleased" to have Christensen on board.
His passion for the character of Joe Lassiter and the world he inhabits — of religion, politics, and secret operatives — was apparent to all of us involved in the project. It is this kind of commitment that we know will lead to a compelling performance.
The release did not include any other casting announcements or indicate when The Genesis Code would begin filming.