Whitney Peak to Star with Phoebe Dynevor in Sony’s Shark Thriller (Exclusive)

Whitney Peak, one of the leads of the recent Gossip Girl reboot, has signed on to star opposite Phoebe Dyvenor in Sony Pictures’ untitled shark thriller.

Tommy Wirkola, who last helmed the David Harbour-starring Christmas action movie Violent Night, is helming the feature that will begin shooting in Melbourne in July.

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Plot details are being kept in the cage but it is said to revolve around a community that has to deal with shark attacks during a hurricane.

Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, who count Don’t Look Up and The Big Short, amongst their output, are producing the project via their HyperObject Industries.

On the Gossip Girl reboots, the Ugandan-born, Canadian-raised Peak played Zoya Lott, the newcomer to the machinations of the chi-chi Manhattan school at where a lot of the stories were set. She also starred opposite Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimi in Hocus Pocus 2, which became one of Disney+’ most-viewed streaming movies on the platform.

She will next be seen alongside Dave Bautista and Sophia Lillis in Signature Film’s upcoming action pic, Trap House. She is repped by CAA, Canopy Media Partners, Play Management, and Jackoway Austen.

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