Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 March 2015

Tom Felton joins Pacific movie

Tom Felton is to play a Navy airman in a new film
Tom Felton is to play a Navy airman in a new film

Tom Felton is set to star in wartime thriller Ghosts Of The Pacific.

The Harry Potter actor has come on board the World War 2 drama, along with Raising Hope's Garret Dillahunt and The Host's Jake Abel, reported Collider.

The trio will play Navy airmen stranded in the South Pacific ocean in 1942 after their plane crashes in Brian Falk's directorial debut.

Based on a true story and adapted for the big screen by Mark David Keegan and Brian, the film recounts the "incredible journey" of pilot Harold Dixon (Garret), bombardier Tony Pastula (Tom) and radioman Gene Aldrich (Jake) - who are "virtual strangers assigned to a scouting mission" on January 16 1942. They are left to survive with no food, water or supplies, just a life raft to keep them afloat.

Production is scheduled to begin in coming weeks at Baja Studios in Mexico, where James Cameron filmed Titanic.

Tom - who is best known for playing Harry Potter's nemesis Draco Malfoy in the wizarding films - was previously seen on Channel 4's miniseries Labyrinth.

The 25-year-old will next be in soldier saga Grace And Danger, which is awaiting a release, and is waiting to start filming another wartime drama, Fangs Of War.

He is also in crime thriller Therese alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange, and period drama Belle with Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Matthew Goode.

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