Australian newcomer Harrison Gilbertson, 20, has joined the forthcoming adaptation of the young adult novel “Fallen,” according to The Wrap. Gilbertson joins a previously announced cast of fellow up and comers, Addison Timlin and Jeremy Irvine.
“Fallen” is an adaptation of the first in a four-part series of bestselling Gothic thrillers written by Lauren Kate. Luce Price (Timlin), a shy teenage girl, is sent to Sword and Cross boarding school in Savannah, Georgia, after she becomes the suspect of a boy’s death in a fire. But Sword and Cross is not your regular reform school: Its student body also consists of fallen angels!
In what is a common trend in stories of this genre, Luce finds herself falling for two of her male peers: Daniel Grigori (Irvine), an aloof and mysterious boy and Cam Briel (Gilbertson), the resident bad boy. Despite being total opposites, both boys have dark secrets of their own. Basically, think of “Twilight” and “Beautiful Creatures,” but with angels rather than vampires or werewolves.
Filming on the Lotus Entertainment and Mayhem Pictures production is already underway. Two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Hicks is taking the director’s chair, while the script was written by Kathryn Price, Nicole Millard and Michael Ross.
Gilbertson, a rising Australian talent, recently completed a string of upcoming projects, including roles in DreamWorks’ “Need for Speed” with Aaron Paul, the horror flick “Haunt” with Jacki Weaver and the lead in the indie “My Mistress.” Next up, he is also attached to star in Nicholas Verso’s feature debut “Boys In The Trees.”