George Blagden (Vikings, Versailles) and Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe) will lead the cast of The Gallery, a UK interactive hostage-thriller project with Coffee & Cigarettes on board to create the key marketing assets.
The feature contains two narratives, one following a female protagonist which takes place in London in 1981, and one following a male protagonist which takes place in London 2021. They both depict an art gallery curator being held hostage by a portrait painter who threatens to detonate a bomb unless their demands are met.
The project comes from director and writer Paul Raschid, who last year helmed the interactive romantic comedy Five Dates, which starred Doctor Who actress Mandip Gill and Vikings actress Georgia Hirst. That film was released on platforms including Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo and Steam.