Cruella’s Joel Fry Boards “The Queen Mary”

Currently in production in London.

Joel Fry (Cruella, Game of Thrones) has signed onto The Queen Mary, the highly anticipated feature horror film inspired by the hauntings on-board the infamous ocean liner. Joel Fry will star opposite Alice Eve (Belgravia, Bombshell, Iron Fist) with Gary Shore (Dracula Untold) directing. The upcoming film is a psychological horror/mystery which explores three interwoven stories — the violent disintegration of two families onboard the ship in 1938 and present day. Stephen Oliver and Tom Vaughan wrote the script with revisions by Gary Shore. The film is being produced by Brett Matthew Tomberlin of Imagination Design Works, Thorsten Schumacher of Rocket Science, Lars Sylvest, and Nigel Sinclair and Nicholas Ferrall of White Horse Pictures (The Woman in Black, Let Me In, The Bee Gees: How to Mend a Broke Heart).

Fry starred in the hit summer film Cruella for Walt Disney Studios, Ben Wheatley’s latest feature, “In the Earth,” and in the critically acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones. He is currently shooting Taika Waititi’s Our Flag Means Death for HBO Max. Other recent work includes the Netflix feature“Love Wedding Repeat,” Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” with Lily James and Himesh Patel, and Simon Amstell’s “Benjamin.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with an actor as talented as Joel Fry. When it comes to versatility he’s up there with the very best. He has a very bright future and I’m grateful we get to have him be a part of our cast” said Shore.

Principal photography is currently taking place in the UK based ARRI/Creative Technologies studios, a virtual production facility which immerses cast and production crew inside their CG environments (in real time) with the help of a massive wraparound LED screen. Later in November, the production will board The Queen Mary as part of the exclusive license granted to Imagination Design Works by the ship. Located in dock at Long Beach, Calif, the multi-storied ocean liner,page1image18168named Time Magazine’s top ten haunted places in the world, receives two million visitors each year, drawn by its amazing past and legend.

“We are fortunate to be working in conjunction with the City of Long Beach to bring Gary’s vision about this historic treasure to audiences world-wide. Our ability to film both on the actual ship as well as incorporate a virtual production depicting the Queen Mary in 1938 creates a new standard and paradigm for media said producer, Brett Tomberlin.

Tobin Armbrust is set to executive produce together with White Horse’s Cassidy Hartmann. Andy Trapani, Brian Gilbert, and Steve Sheldon of Epic Entertainment Group also serve as Executive Producers. White Horse Pictures’ Jeanne Elfant Festa is co-executive producing. Tom Vaughan is co-producing. Mali Elfman is producing alongside Mark Tomberlin, Chris Tomberlin, and Jordan Rambis who are executive producing as part of Imagination Design Works. Morgan Emmery and Julian Gross from Trinity Media Financing and Lina Ghandour from National Bank of Canada are financing,with Rocket Science representing worldwide distribution rights.

Fry is represented by Will Hollinshead and Livi Shean of Independent Talent Group in the UK.


Established in London, 2016, ROCKET SCIENCE is one of the most globally-recognized, international film entertainment companies, working with top tier talent and producers to create compelling content for modern film and television audiences. Since its inception, it has financed, produced, packaged and sold over two dozen critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including: Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, starring Willem Dafoe who was nominated for an Academy Award® for his turn as Vincent van Gogh; David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford; and Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman.

With proven taste and an objective-driven approach, ROCKET SCIENCE’S recent and upcoming slate includes Ivan Reitman’s Triplets starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Tracy Morgan; Todd Haynes’ May December starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore; Robotsstarring Shailene Woodley and Jack Whitehall; Thomas M Wright’s The Unknown Man starring Joel Edgerton; Ellen Kuras’ Lee staring Kate Winslet and Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.

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White Horse Pictures is a production company focused on high quality, commercial content creation across various different media – Film, TV, Documentaries and Digital. Based in Los Angeles, the company is built on the foundation of Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s experience of producing independent movies and takes a Millennial approach to storytelling and distribution. Sinclair and East’s previous partnerships at Intermedia and Exclusive Media resulted in dozens of successful films with top talent – The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, Snitch with Dwayne Johnson, End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rush with Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth, The Ides of March with George Clooney, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sliding Doors, The Wedding Planner, K-Pax and The Life of David Gale.

Nigel Sinclair has also produced a number of award-winning documentaries, including the BAFTA Nominated, Critics’ Choice and Grammy Award-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years also directed by Ron Howard. Other documentaries include Martin Scorsese’s, George Harrison: Living In The Material World which won two Emmy® Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan for which Sinclair won a Grammy Award® and both the Academy Award®-winning Undefeated and the Grammy Award®-winning Foo Fighters: Back And Forth.

Nicholas Ferrall is a partner and president at White Horse Pictures and a Producer on White Horse’s forthcoming untitled Tupac Shakur Documentary and was an executive producer for The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and David Gelb’s A Faster Horse. Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann are partners at White Horse Pictures and Producers on the forthcoming authorized Apollo Theater documentary. Sinclair and Festa are Producers on White Horse’s current Ron Howard directed Pavarotti documentary feature film together with Imagine Entertainment.

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