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Karl Glusman Joins Samara Weaving In 20th Heist Thriller ‘Eenie Meanie’

EXCLUSIVE: Karl Glusman (Civil War) has been set as the male lead opposite Samara Weaving in 20th Century Studios’ heist thriller Eenie Meanie, from writer-director Shawn Simmons (Wayne).

Produced by the Deadpool franchise’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the film follows Edie (Weaving), a former teenage getaway driver who is dragged back into her unsavory past when a former employer offers her a chance to save the life of her chronically unreliable ex-boyfriend.

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Glusman plays Edie’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, John. Sources tell Deadline the project is likely to premiere on Hulu.

Best known for roles in films including Gaspar Noé’s Love, Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, and Chloe Okuno’s breakout horror Watcher, as well as Alex Garland’s FX series Devs, Glusman has more recently been seen in Netflix’s #1-debuting crime pic Reptile, Nick Cassavetes’ God Is a Bullet, and HBO’s The Idol from creators Sam Levinson, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim.

Most recently, Glusman wrapped a lead role in the indie The Bird and the Bee, from director Justin Kelly. Up next, he’ll be seen in Garland’s anticipated A24 pic Civil War, out April 12 after debuting at SXSW; Jeff Nichols’ starry motorcycle gang film, The Bikeriders, set for a June 21st launch after a sale from New Regency to Focus Features and a release delay due to last year’s double strike; and Darren Aronofsky-produced indie Little Death, which won first-time feature filmmaker Jack Begert the NEXT Innovator Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Glusman is repped by Paradigm, Ilene Feldman Management, and Ziffren Brittenham.

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