Netflix have announced George Mackay (1917), Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty) and Hugh Bonneville (Paddington 1&2, Downton Abbey 1&2), lead the cast of their upcoming neo noir thriller I Came By. Joining them will be Percelle Ascott (The Innocents, X+Y) and Varada Sethu (Hard Sun, Strike Back).
Babak Anvari directs and co-writes following his acclaimed BAFTA winning feature debut Under The Shadow and psychological horror Wounds on Netflix (ex. U.S.) starring Dakota Johnson, having also recently served as director and EP on Monsterland (2020) for Hulu.
The London based thriller follows a rebellious young graffiti artist, who targets the homes of the wealthy elite, discovers a shocking secret that leads him on a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.
I Came By is among the first titles comprising the new UK film features slate at Netflix, commissioned by Fiona Lamptey, focusing on developing distinctive British productions to create bold new stories to entertain and excite a global audience.
George Mackay follows his acclaimed role in the Academy Award winning 1917 and will shortly be seen in the adaptation of Robert Harris’s Munich: The Edge of War for Netflix and Nathalie Biancheri’s genre drama Wolf alongside Lily-Rose Depp.
Kelly Macdonald recently wrapped production on the UK adaptation of French comedy hit series Call My Agent, following her acclaimed turn in season 6 of Line of Duty. Later this year, she stars opposite Colin Firth in Operation Mincemeat (Netflix, US).
Hugh Bonneville recently completed production on Downton Abbey 2 and will shortly voice role in the adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Amazing Maurice.
Percelle Ascott recently starred in the final season of Tin Star following his starring role in Netflix supernatural drama The Innocents and joins I Came By alongside Varada Sethu following her breakout role in crime drama Hard Sun.
I Came By will has no release date yet announced.