With a deadly designer drug at the centre of upcoming thriller, Urge, there’s a steady stream of talent coming aboard who may succumb to its effects. The latest addition to the cast is That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson.
The movie will revolve around a group of friends who jet off for an island adventure. Upon their arrival, they meet a drug designer who lures them into sampling his latest product. The twist here is that the side-effect (or the main effect, however you choose to look at it) of the pill causes people to lose their ability to control their urges. A bit like most drugs, then. Still, with Pierce Brosnan attached as the dodgy drug creator, here’s hoping we’ll get a brilliantly hammy villain who spews crazed soliloquys. Leading the group of friends into their doomed and/or enlightened druggy experience is Twilight‘s Ashley Greene.
Masterson will join Brosnan and Greene as “Neal, the cutthroat but secretly lonely hedge fund tycoon who treats his friends to the island getaway.” The actor has been attached to the film for some time, as he’s producing the flick under his Blackmrkt Incorporated banner with Skip Williamson and Mark Neveldine. TV fans will recognize Masterson from his role on the TBC comedy, Men At Work.
Making his directorial debut on the flick is Aaron Kaufman, who produced Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and Chef. Kaufman, Jerry Stahl and Jason Zumwalt penned the script.
Urge begins shooting this month in New York.
Urge revolves around Theresa (Greene) and her group of friends who escape on an island destination weekend and find themselves unable to resist trying a new designer drug. The drug appears to be perfect. However, the group discovers its one major side effect: It makes people lose the ability to control their urges.