The film marks the debut feature of acclaimed short filmmaker Julius Avery and centres on the relationship between a master criminal (Ewan McGregor) and his young protégé (Thwaites). Thwaites previously starred in Blue Lagoon: The Awakening and recently completed production on Maleficent with Angelina Jolie.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, a BAFTA rising star nominee, recently appeared opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law in Anna Karenina and in Danish film A Royal Affair. She will be seen next in The Seventh Son with Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges.
Jacek Koman was nominated for an Aacta Award in 2010 for his performance in TV series Spirited, and has also appeared in films such as Romulus My Father, Children of Men, and The Hunter. He