Entertainment Taron Egerton to Star in 'Carry On' Thriller for Netflix and Amblin
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Amblin Partners CEO Jeff Small has signed a new, multi-year contract that will keep him with Steven Spielberg's studio as CEO for years to come. Small has been with Amblin since 2006 as president and chief operating officer. He became co-CEO in 2015 followed by CEO in 2019. Small will continue to be responsible for overall operations of the company, collaborating closely with Spielberg on Amblin's vision, creative slate and corporate strategy. "Jeff's presence has been a constant and invaluable asset to Amblin throughout his tenure, especially his leadership of the company over the past number of years.
Taron Egerton has found his next leading role in the action-thriller "Carry On," to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra for Netflix and Amblin Partners.
The "Black Bird" and "Rocketman" actor will play a TSA agent named Ethan Kopek, who gets blackmailed into funneling a dangerous package through security and onto a Christmas Day flight by a mysterious traveler.
With "Jungle Cruise" director Collet-Serra at the helm, TJ Fixman ("Ratchet & Clark") wrote the first draft of the screenplay and Michael Green ("Logan," "Blade Runner 2049") is contibuting additions.
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Dylan Clark Productions will produce. Amblin Production President Holly Bario will oversee the project on the studio's behalf. Brian Williams will executive produce for Dylan Clark Productions, along with Scott Greenberg and Seth William Meier.
Egerton most recently fronted Apple TV+'s prison thriller series "Black Bird" with Paul Walter Hauser and Ray Liotta, in one of his final performances. He's also set to headline the Apple TV+ film "Tetris," about the making of the puzzle video game. Collet-Serra, whose previous films include "Orphan" and "The Shallows," directed the Dwayne Johnson-starring DC Comics film "Black Adam," which hits theaters Oct. 21.
"Carry On" will be the first project to materialize from the deal Amblin and Netflixlast year.
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