Brit actor David Gyasi stars in “Panic,” headlining the thriller that’s been called “a 21st century ‘Rear Window'” (referencing the Alfred Hitchcock classic), which is directed by Sean Spencer.
In the film, Gyasi plays music journalist Andrew Deeley, who lives in a high-rise tower block, cut off from the world, psychologically scarred after a vicious attack. He becomes infatuated with one his neighbors, Kem, a beautiful young Chinese woman. When Amy, a married woman he meets online, witnesses Kem’s kidnapping, Deeley is left with no choice but to try and find Kem himself. Armed with only an Oyster card and a hammer, Deeley has to navigate the criminal underworld as he fights to save Kem.
By the way, an Oyster card is essentially the equivalent of a Metro card here in New York City, or a train/bus pass.
Pippa Nixon, Jason Wong, and Yennis Cheung round out “Panic’s” starring cast.
Produced by White Night Films, “Panic” was shot in London in late 2012, and, as we learned this morning, it’s UK release date has been moved from the previously announced September 23, 2016 date to November 18, 2016 in cinemas, and November 21st on VOD. Although still no USA release news at this time.
A new poster (above) and trailer (below) are now in circulation.
Gyasi was most recently seen on the CW viral outbreak series “Containment,” which was canceled after 1 season. He’s currently booked for a sci-fi thriller titled “Annihilation,” which stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Oscar Isaac.
Trailer for “Panic” follows below: