Darcy Fehr has booked a role in upcoming feature film, ‘Ice Road‘ starring Liam Neeson.
The Ice Road is an upcoming thriller starring AFM regular Liam Neeson. The film, which is being directed by Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher, Kill the Irishman) from his own screenplay, is set in the far northern regions of Canada and features Neeson playing a big-rig driver who must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save a group of trapped miners after a remote diamond mine collapses.
CODE Entertainment will fully finance the movie. CODE’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce, along with Lee Nelson and David Tish of Envision Media Arts. Jonathan Dana will executive produce, along with Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution. David Buelow of EMA will also be executive producer.
“We are thrilled and fortunate to be working with the extraordinary talents of Liam Neeson and Jonathan Hensleigh and the outstanding creative team they have assembled on this breathtaking adventure story,” says CODE’s Corley and Rosenblatt.
Said Hensleigh: “I’ve never been able to shake Clouzot’s Wages of Fear since I saw it as a kid because of the character emphasis during the action, and The Ice Road is in that tradition. And when it comes to bringing intelligence and soul to an action adventure film, Liam Neeson is incomparable.”
When the Katka Diamond Mine collapses trapping 42 men deep below the surface, the mine safety supervisor, Tully, acts quickly to set a rescue plan into motion. When Tully is unsuccessful in getting help from the Canadian Air Force for a rescue mission so he decides the only way to get the necessary equipment needed to the collapsed tunnel is on the dangerous Ice Road. Jim Goldenrod, head of Goldenrod Trucking in Winnipeg, is contacted to put together a team to cross the treacherous road. Mike and Gurty, two truckers from North Dakota’s Nodak Trucking are recruited, along with Tantoo, a First Nation Cree Indian female activist and sister of the miner Cody who is stuck underground. As these four experienced truckers take to the ice, they encounter more issues than just the cracking ice beneath the 80,000lb rigs they are driving. With limited oxygen, the miners wonder how soon help will get there, as no one has ever survived more than 29 hours under permafrost…