British actor Sam Reid is set to play a “rebellious prophet” in indie Australian thriller “The Second Coming”, according to Deadline, and he will be joined by Aussie actress Sarah Snook.
Filming begins in early 2013 Down Under on the film based on the novel Andrew Masterson. Reid plays Joe Panther, “a psychotic, alcoholic, violent, substance-abusing heroin dealer. He is also, he believes, Joshua Ben Pantera, born two thousand years ago, the son of Mary and the Lord God Yaweh Himself, not dead yet, the crucified Jesus: still around, abandoned by his Father, abused by the world, and as pissed off as hell.” David Barker adapted the script and will direct, and Snook is set to play a friend of Panther’s.
Reid was last seen in Roland Emmerich’s Shakespearean thriller “Anonymous”, and recently wrapped up shooting on “The Railway Man” opposite Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine, and “Serena” opposite Jennifer Lawernce and Bradley Cooper. He’s currently filming British piece “Belle”, and will segue to “The Second Coming” right after.
Snook was one of the final girls in contention for the role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and recently wrapped up horror indie “Jessabelle” opposite Mark Webber. She also recently joined the cast of upcoming Australian apocalyptic thriller “These Final Hours.”