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Thursday 24 July 2014

Westwick to play another rich brat

Ed Westwick will star in kidnap thriller Take Down

Ed Westwick is to play another wayward rich kid in new kidnap thriller Take Down.

The British actor - who made his name playing wild child heir Chuck Bass in hit show Gossip Girl - has joined the cast of the young adult movie directed by I Know What You Did Last Summer's Jim Gillespie.

Take Down follows a group of wayward children sent by their wealthy parents to a boot camp on a remote island to learn survival skills in the hope it will teach them to take responsibility for their lives. But when they are taken hostage and held for ransom the spoilt brats really do have to fight for survival.

Ed has joined the cast along with Dominic Sherwood, who made his film debut playing the young Mick Jagger in Not Fade Away, the directorial debut by The Sopranos creator David Chase.

Producer Mimi Steinbauer said: "Ed and Dominic are both such alluring and refreshing young actors, and they round out the already impressive, up-and-coming international cast. I believe Take Down is definitely one of the hottest titles at the market."

The film, which will also star Into The Storm's Jeremy Sumpter and The Vampire Diaries' Phoebe Tonkin, is due to begin filming on location on the Isle of Man and in Wales in June.

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