Crackle announced today that the original full-length feature film, THE THROWAWAYS, will premiere on December 19, 2014 on Crackle. The international cyber spy thriller stars Sam Huntington (“Being Human,” SUPERMAN RETURNS), Katie McGrath (“Merlin”), Christian Hillborg (THE BRIDGE), Jack Kesy (“The Strain”) with Kevin Dillon (“Entourage,” PLATOON) and Academy Award-nominated screen legend James Caan (“Las Vegas,” THE GODFATHER).
THE THROWAWAYS follows notorious hacker Drew Reynolds (Huntington), who is captured by the CIA and given a proposition — work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison. Reynolds agrees to join on the condition that he gets to choose his own team. Instead of picking from the top agents the CIA recommends, Reynolds goes with a group of “throwaways,” those deemed expendable and seemingly the worst in the organization. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Holden (Caan) and including gung-ho combat specialist Dan Fisher (Dillon), THE THROWAWAYS have to track and take down a cyber-terrorist who is threatening mass destruction.
Written by Michael Ross (TURISTAS), directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Tony Bui (THREE SEASONS) and executive produced by Jeremy Renner (THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN) and Don Handfield (KILL THE MESSENGER, TOUCHBACK) through their production company The Combine along with Timothy Linh Bui. Renner and his producing partner Handfield formed The Combine in 2011, to create develop and produce high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences.
THE THROWAWAYS joins Crackle’s growing portfolio of recently announced feature films including JOE DIRT 2, the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture, and DEAD RISING based on the popular video game franchise which has sold over 7.6 MM copies worldwide.
Completed last month, filming for THE THROWAWAYS was set in the Eastern European city of Sofia, Bulgaria.