The Ridge: Billy Magnussen stars in and directs survival thriller

Billy Magnussen is set to direct The Ridge and will star in the survival thriller with Lamorne Morris, Chace Crawford, and Jordan Firstman

Actor Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die) is set to star in the survival thriller The Ridge – and not only that, but will also be making his feature directorial debut with this project! Production is set to take place in the United States later this year, and Magnussen has already assembled the rest of the lead cast members: Lamorne Morris (Fargo), Chace Crawford (The Boys), and Jordan Firstman (You People).

Scripted by Mike Anderson, John Clavier, and Will Lowell from a story Anderson and Clavier crafted with Magnussen, The Ridge has the following synopsis: When Dez (Lamorne Morris) travels to Wyoming with his friends (Chace Crawford and Jordan Firstman) to meet his fiancé’s brother Grady (Billy Magnussen), the sensitive city dweller is put to the test by Grady, a true outdoorsman. This sets the two men at odds with one another, and they engage in an explosive feud that causes their truck to crash and tumble from a ridge. Leaving the men injured in the wilderness and fighting against the harsh elements, they must set aside their differences and band together in order to make it out alive.

Magnussen is producing the film for HappyBad Bungalow, in association with BRON and alongside Jason Michael Berman and Jordan Moldo of Mandalay Pictures. Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland Film Group, Shane Andries and Anne Hollister of HappyBad Bungalow, Jared Kramer, and BRON’s Aaron Gilbert serve as executive producers. Highland Film Group is handling the international sales rights and will be presenting the project to potential distributors at the Cannes Film Festival. CAA Media Finance is handling the domestic sales.

Magnussen provided this statement: “Having spent years in front of the camera, I’m thrilled to be bringing everything I’ve learned to the table as I direct this project which is close to my heart, alongside the great group of people over at Mandalay Pictures and Highland Film Group.

Fraser added: “The Ridge is an intense and suspenseful survival thriller with a great ensemble cast led by Billy Magnussen, who will brilliantly capture tension between the rugged outdoorsman and the urbanite as they struggle for their life in the brutal wilderness.” Perrier had this to say: “We are thrilled to be working with producers Jason Berman and Jordan Moldo who have a proven track record are the guiding force behind such films as Air starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

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