Toby Kebbell to play twins in Extrasensory

Toby Kebbell has been cast to play the leads in Genesius Pictures sci-fi thriller.

Extrasensory sees the BAFTA nominated actor play twin brothers who are recruited for a top secret experiment by Soviet Russia to test the power of telepathic communication.

An outstanding British actor whose work on both sides of the Atlantic has won him critical and award recognition, Kebbell’s credits include Anton Corbijn's Control, which earned him a BIFA for Best Supporting Actor, Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla, for which he received a BAFTA nomination, Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse and, more recently, Duncan Jones’ Warcraft: The Beginning and Jordan Vogt Roberts Kong: Skull Island.

Extrasensory will be directed by Lesley Manning (Leila) from an original screenplay by BAFTA and British Fantasy Award winning writer Stephen Volk (The Awakening), marking their second feature together following Ghostwatch, the controversial drama-mockumentary about a malevolent poltergeist, that fooled audiences when it aired on British television, resulting in over 30,000 calls to the BBC switchboard. Ghostwatch remains one of the most influential pieces in genre TV history.  

BAFTA nominated and Grammy and Golden Globe winning composer Harry Gregson Williams (The Martian, Prometheus) will write the score. Produced by Debbie Gray (Northern Soul) and Myf Hopkins, former head of production at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop (Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy), Extrasensory has been developed with and is supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales. Shooting will commence in late October 2017.