Sand and Stones: Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall join Nicolas Cage thriller

Last month, it was announced that Nicolas Cage would be re-teaming with director Ben Brewer (they previously worked together on the crime thriller The Trust) for the survival thriller Sand and Stones. Now the names of three of Cage’s co-stars have been revealed! They are Jaeden Martell (Stephen King’s It), Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in Space) and Sadie Soverall (Fate: The Winx Saga). Martell and Jenkins will be playing the twin sons of Cage’s character.

Scripted by Michael Nilon (Braven), Sand and Stones has the following synopsis: In the future, in a sparsely populated world, normal life has been decimated. Paul and his twin teenage sons, Thomas and Joseph, have managed to claw out an existence in their remote farmhouse, yet they live in constant fear. When the sun sets, ferocious creatures of the night awaken to hunt and consume all living souls in their path. And when Thomas makes one small mistake, the nocturnal creatures gain the upper hand and come for them. In a race against time, Paul, Thomas and Joseph must execute a desperate plan for survival.

Cage is producing the film through his company Saturn Films, alongside Nilon, Braxton Pope, David Wulf of Redline Entertainment, and Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland Film Group. Aperture’s Slava Vladimirov, Jared Underwood, and Andrew Robinson serve as executive producers. Highland Film Group is co-financing the project and handling the world rights.

Fraser had this to say about the casting news: “Jaeden and Maxwell are rising stars and are perfectly cast as the twin sons of Paul, played by the incomparable Nicolas Cage. And rounding out our fantastic cast is the up-and-coming actress Sadie Soverall in this thrilling, action packed ride.

Perrier added: “With his keen eye and unique vision, Ben Brewer is the ideal director to bring Mike Nilon’s apocalyptic and electrifying script to life. Our initial film with Ben was The Trust and we are looking forward to working once again with this talented filmmaker.

Sand and Stone is set to begin filming in Dublin, Ireland next week.

How does Sand and Stone sound to you, and what do you think of the cast that has been assembled? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

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