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Ansel Elgort to Play Young JFK in ‘MAYDAY 109’

June 27, 2017

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Baby Driver and Divergent star Ansel Elgort is set to play young president John F. Kennedy Jr. in MAYDAY 109, an upcoming true story film of the future American president’s feats of heroism as a Navy captain during WWII.

A co-production between Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures and Beau Flynn’s FlynnPictureCo, Elgort and Emliy Gerson Saines will produce alongside Flynn and Iwaynk. A director is being searched.

Written by Samuel Franco & Evan Kilgore. Mayday 109 focuses on JFK’s extraordinary real-life nautical adventures as the captain of a PT boat that was attacked and sunk by a convoy of Japanese destroyers. This led to the young Kennedy’s involvement in one of the most dramatic rescues in Naval history.

Iwaynk said:

“We could not be more excited about Ansel coming aboard. Not only is he a tremendous actor, he embodies the charisma, athleticism and looks of a young JFK. We love that this is not a biopic nor a film about politics. This is simply a riveting and unbelievable tale that very few people know– about a young man who was a hero long before becoming the iconic 35th President of the United States. With Ansel, we’ve found our perfect JFK.”

 

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