In a non-COVID world we’d be gearing up to watch Miles Teller soar in Top Gun: Maverick. Instead, that film will arrive during the holidays, but after that he’s taking on something a little more grounded. Well, it takes him from the skies to the seas, anyway.
Teller will star in Not Without Hope, the newest film from Stigmata director Rupert Wainwright. The film is based on the novel by Nick Schuyler, which tells the true story of the 2009 boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico that killed three of his friends, including NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith.
This marks Wainwright’s first feature since 2005’s The Fog. He’s joined by NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson as an exec-producer. The film has been in the works for a while, with Dwayne Johnson once tapped to play Schuyler. That fell through in the long development process, however. Teller was most recently seen in Nicolas Winding Refn’s series Too Old to Die Young.