June 23, 2021

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Luke Evans to Star in Mark Boal’s Apple Action Series ‘Echo 3’

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Variety reports:  Luke Evans has been cast in one of the lead roles of the upcoming Apple action-thriller series “Echo 3,” Variety has learned.

The 10-episode series, which hails from Mark Boal, is set in South America and follows Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist, who is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother, Bambi (Evans), and her husband — two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts — struggle to find her in a drama set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war.

Evans is known for starring in films like “The Three Musketeers,” “Immortals,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and multiple entries in both the “Fast & Furious” and “The Hobbit” franchises. He has starred in a number of TV shows in recent years as well, including “The Alienist” at TNT and the upcoming “Nine Perfect Strangers” at Hulu.

He is repped by CAA, United Agents and Anonymous Content.

“Echo 3” was originally ordered at Apple in July 2020. The series will be shot in both English and Spanish. It is based on the Keshet Broadcasting series “When Heroes Fly” created by Omri Givon and inspired by the eponymous novel by Amir Gutfreund.

Boal created “Echo 3” and will serve as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Jason Horwitch. The series will be produced Keshet Studios, with Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott serving as executive producer alongside Boal, Horwitch, Mark Sourian, Omri Givon, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Avi Nir of Keshet Media Group, Alon Shtruzman of Keshet International, and Karni Ziv of Keshet Broadcasting.

Mark Boal (born January 23, 1973) is an American journalist, screenwriter, and film producer. Before he became a prominent figure of cinema, Boal worked as a journalist for such publications as Rolling StoneThe Village VoiceSalon, and Playboy. Boal’s 2004 article “Death and Dishonor” was adapted for the film In the Valley of Elah, which Boal also co-wrote.

In 2009, he wrote and produced The Hurt Locker, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2012 he wrote and produced Zero Dark Thirty, teaming again with director Kathryn Bigelow, about the tracking and killing of Osama bin Laden. The film earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. The pair collaborated a third time for 2017’s Detroit.

Boal has won two Academy Awards (with another two nominations), a BAFTA Award, two Writers Guild of America Awards, and a Producers Guild of America Award, and also has four Golden Globe Award nominations.

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