Michael Sheen joins Apostle
Michael Sheen has joined the cast of ‘Apostle’.
The ‘Masters of Sex’ star, Lucy Boynton, Bill Millner and Kristine Froseth have all been added to the cast of writer/director Gareth Evans’ upcoming film, joining ‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Dan Stevens in the project, Deadline reports.
The movie sees Dan play a man who travels to a remote island in a bid to rescue his sister after she is kidnapped by a religious cult.
After the group demand a ransom for her safe return, his resolve to get her back is challenged.
It is not clear who the newcomers to the cast will be portraying in the film, which will begin shooting next month.
Netflix have picked up global distribution rights to the movie, meaning it is expected to have a short theatrical run before broadcasting on the streaming service.
Michael recently admitted he plans to scale back his acting career in order to focus on community issues “back at home”.
Quashing speculation he was giving up his career entirely, he said: “I DID NOT declare that I’m ‘quitting acting and leaving Hollywood’ to go into politics.
“In the actual original interview I said I have become more involved with community issues back at home over the last few years and because of the political situation it’s something I would like to focus on more.
“The interviewer asked me what that meant for my career and I said it might mean I work less as an actor and maybe even stop for a while AT SOME POINT. But I don’t really know yet.
“I certainly did NOT equate people who voted for Brexit or Trump with a fascistic ‘hard right’ that must be stopped.
“The majority of people in the U.K., including my hometown of Port Talbot, voted for Brexit. That is the will of the people and is to be respected. That is democracy. Given the concerns around the economy in the area I come from and its industrial history I totally empathise with the dissatisfaction with the status quo that the vote was partially an expression of.
“What I think must be resisted is the re-emerging spectre of fascism in the West. Our democracy must be defended and each of us needs to decide how we can contribute to that effort.”