According to Deadline, Whiplash star Miles Teller and two-time Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) have officially signed for the leading roles in Icelandic filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson’s forthcoming political satire film titled The Fence. In addition, Academy Award winner and MCU alum William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A History of Violence, Avengers: Endgame) has also been cast to star in the film.
The Fence will follow two liberal newlyweds as they find themselves increasingly at odds with their ultra-conservative ex-marine neighbor over a nine-foot-tall fence that he insists on building to keep his home safe from potential terrorists. The film will be directed by Icelandic filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson from a screenplay written by Shane Danielsen based on a story by Hákonarson.
The film will be produced by Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman for Treehouse Pictures. This project marks the fifth collaboration between Teller and Woodley, who have previously starred together in the acclaimed 2013 drama The Spectacular Now and in the Divergent films.
Woodley is best known for her performances in The Descendants, White Bird in a Blizzard, The Fault in Our Stars, Snowden, Adrift, and Big Little Lies which had earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She will next be seen in STX’s Mauritanian opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster.