Ace in the Hole Productions, Primary Wave Entertainment and producer Dana Lustig are pleased to announce India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening, Kite, Adolescence, Clinical for Netflix), Golden Globe and Emmy-nominee Jason Isaacs (Fury, Green Zone, Harry Potter Films) who is currently shooting HOTEL MUMBAI – the film will be distributed in the US and UK by The Weinstein Company, and Isaacs will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series the OA opposite Brit Marling, and Harrison Gilbertson (Fallen, Need for Speed, Haun, Virginia) have joined the cast of BEHIND THE GLASS. The new psychological-thriller is the U.S. directorial debut of Assaf Bernstein, writer and director of the original THE DEBT, the acclaimed Mossad spy thriller successfully remade by Miramax starring Jessica Chastain and Helen Mirren that earned more than $75M worldwide theatrically alone. Bernstein is also the helmer of the new hit Israeli TV series Fauda, an intense political thriller, on which Bernstein is both director and show-runner and recently earned a slew of awards including Best Drama Series in the Israeli Television Academy Awards. Casting is currently underway.
The cast and director alone bring aggregate box office earnings into the hundreds of millions of dollars (USD) to the table.
BEHIND THE GLASS is a gripping psychological thriller that tells the story of Maria (Eisley), a shy and reclusive 18-year-old high school girl alienated by her parents (the role of Maria’s father will be played by Isaacs) and known as an outcast by her peers. Her only confidant is her own reflection in the mirror, from which she derives comfort, a sense of belonging, and ultimately, her own demise. The role of Amy, Maria’s mother, and Lily, her best friend, are still being cast.
“India and Jason are such a perfect match for these complex roles, it is as if they stepped out of the script, or rather a dream I once had.” Said Bernstein. “India will adeptly bring the double role of Maria/Airam to life, an amazingly powerful, rare and dynamic role where she plays both innocent and dark in the same instance. Jason’s captivating screen presence and intimate relationship with the camera brings unparalleled depth to the role of Dan, her father, a modern day Dorian Gray; a truly enigmatic and intriguingly dark character. We are also greatly excited to have rising star Harrison Gilbertson on board, who plays a conflicted young man torn between the love of his girlfriend and her best friend.”
“We look forward to casting the remaining roles in the coming weeks.” Bernstein continued.
BEHIND THE GLASS is now in preproduction and casting lead roles under the expertise of casting director Nancy Nayor has already begun.
“BEHIND THE GLASS has been a vision of Assaf’s for sometime and I am eager to finally see this come together with our amazing team.” Said producer Brad Kaplan.
“With fresh and adept talent and crew, combined with the genius of Assaf Bernstein at the helm, BEHIND THE GLASS has all of the makings of a commercial hit that will engulf audiences all over the globe.” Said producer Dana Lustig.