AUTOBAHN (WT) starts shooting in Germany starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley

Joel Silver-Produced ‘Autobahn’ gears up with Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley

Silver Pictures‘ action thriller Autobahn has started production May 5. IM Global is backing the picture with additional financing from Sycamore Pictures and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment. Eran Creevy (Welcome To The Punch) is directing Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley in the story about a young American couple plunged into a game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals.

Joel Silver will produce through his Silver Pictures banner, along with Ben Pugh of UK-based 42 and Brian Kavanaugh Jones of Automatik (Insidious). Silver Pictures’ Steve Richards and Aaron Auch are executive producing, along with IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and Matt Jackson. hands-on producers Hermann Joha, Kay Niessen and Daniel Hetzer are producing in Germany.

Silver says, “When I first read F. Scott Frazier’s script for Autobahn, I knew it had the makings of a great action movie. It’s a gritty, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride through Europe with an incredible cast.”

The feature will shoot entirely in Germany with subsidies from DFFF, the German Federal Film Fund and NRW.