Love is in the air … or is it? John Malkovich, Frank Grillo, Cameron Monaghan, Lilly Krug, Sasha Luss, and Ash Santos star in Shattered, directed by Luis Prieto and written by David Loughery. 

On June 23, Silver Reel and Construction Film revealed a first look at the cast for the new action-thriller Shattered, which is written by veteran screenwriter David Loughery, and directed by Luis Prieto. 

In the newly released statement from Silver Reel and Construction Film, it states that the new show is centered around the divorced character Chris Decker, who is “a wealthy venture capitalist who lives in a high-tech house of his own design in Montana, protected physically and emotionally from the outside world. His life changes when he meets Sky, a beautiful, mysterious young woman who draws him out of his shell. Love is in the air … or is it?” 

Silver Reel and Construction Film added that “After Chris is injured in a violent mugging, Sky moves in to take care of him, and her true agenda is soon revealed. Chris has become the victim of an elaborate heist and is suddenly a prisoner in his own home, cut off from help and at the mercy of a violent and psychologically disturbed killer, who intends to take everything from him, including his life. When Chris’s ex-wife and child show up, the stakes are heightened as the deadline to their collective death sentence becomes simultaneously shorter. The only guarantee of survival is to escape.” 

Screenwriter David Loughery keeps the audience on the edge of their seats as a boy meets girl romance quickly turns into a nightmare. 

Director Luis Prieto stated, “From the moment I read the script, I loved the creative challenges and opportunities that Shattered presented. To take the audience on the journey from a romance film at the start to an all-out thriller by the story’s conclusion, was a big attraction for me.” 

Actress Lilly Krug will star as the con artist Sky, alongside Cameron Monoghan who will star as Chris, the millionaire who falls in love with her. 

This new film’s cast also includes Oscar-nominated John Malkovich who plays Ronald, a creepy landlord whose curiosity overwhelms him. It will also star Frank Grillo as Sebastian, Sky’s violent, manipulative stepfather. Sasha Luss also joins the cast playing Chris’s ex-wife Jamie. Ash Santos will play Lisa, Sky’s ill-fated roommate and Ridley Bateman will play Willow, Chris, and Jamie’s young step-daughter. 

Actor Malkovich is also a producer alongside Claudia Bluemhuber and Luis Prieto on the show. Malkovich revealed that “The opportunity to come on board as a producer alongside Veronica, Claudia, and Luis was not to be missed, and I’m so happy to have been able to support emerging talent as exciting as Lilly in her first leading role. Working with Luis was an absolute pleasure. He’s a filmmaker with true independent spirit and the footage looks like a modern-day Misery meeting A Simple Favor.” 

Prieto and Loughery expressed their gratitude to work with top talent in the industry for this new film. 

“When talent of the level of John and Frank came in to support Lilly and Cameron, I knew we could have a special movie,” said Prieto. 

“It’s been a pleasure to work with such a talented team. Our goal from the start was to make a film that will keep the audience in suspense from start to finish, with a lot of shocks and surprises along the way,” said Loughery.

Production for Shattered just wrapped up in Montana, where much of the action took place in the luxury surroundings of a mansion in the exclusive Big Sky ski resort. 

Silver Reel and Construction Film revealed that the show is now in post-production, and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021. 

Jaala Brown is Gen Z Voice at The Pavlovic Today.

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