Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures, producer of Marvel Studios’ summer hit release The Incredible Hulk, and Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, and Top Cow Productions, an entertainment company specializing in building intellectual properties through comic book and graphic novel publication like Universal’s summer box office hit Wanted, have attached Jenna Dewan and Luke Goss to star in the feature film Magdalena based on Top Cow’s comic book character “Magdalena,” which is currently in development.
Jenna Dewan is set to play Patience, a young woman who discovers that she is a part of the lineage of female warriors descended from Mary Magdalene. Patience must accept her destiny in time to save the world from a supernatural evil. Dewan’s other film credits include her breakout role in Step Up, Take the Lead, The Grudge 2 and Love Lies Bleeding.
Luke Goss is set to play Kristof, an agent sent by the ultra secret organization that has been the guardian of the lineage of Magdalena. Goss co-stars in the blockbuster film Hellboy II: The Golden Army from director Guillermo Del Toro and the upcoming science fiction thriller Tekken based on the popular video and arcade game. Goss was part of the multi-platinum-selling British band BROS. and wrote a bestselling autobiography on his experiences with the group.
Gale Anne Hurd and Platinum Studios’ Chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg are set to produce. Gary Ventimiglia, President of Production at Valhalla Motion Pictures, who was instrumental in bringing Dewan and Goss to the project, is set to executive produce. Top Cow’s CEO Marc Silvestri (“Witchblade,” “Darkness”) would serve as executive producer as would former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg of The Greenberg Group, who helped negotiate the deal. Matt Hawkins, President of Top Cow Productions, is set to co-produce.
Source: Platinum Studios, Inc.