Highland Film Group announces ’13 Minutes’ cast


Trace Adkins (Deepwater Horizon, The Lincoln Lawyer) is the latest to run for cover in the upcoming Highland Film Group disaster film 13 Minutes.

Adkins joins Golden Globe-nominated Thora Birch (The Walking Dead, The Last Black Man in San Francisco), Peter Facinelli (Twilight saga, Countdown) Tony Award nominated and Emmy award winner Anne Heche (The Best of Enemies, Chicago PD), Will Peltz (Euphoria, Unfriended), and Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood, The OA) have signed on to Lindsay Gossling’s feature directorial debut for Involving Pictures.

The story concerns residents of a small American town, who begin their day as usual. Mother Nature, however, has other plans for them. Inhabitants have just 13 Minutes to seek shelter before the largest tornado on record ravages the town, leaving them struggling to protect their loved ones and fighting for their lives.

(l to r: Trace Adkins, Thora Birch, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche)

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The story was developed by Travis Farncombe and Gossling with additional casting currently underway.

Gossling will also produce under her production shingle Involving Pictures alongside Travis Farncombe and Karen Harnisch. Cassian Elwes and Jere Hausfater for Elevated Films will executive produce, in association with ImpactWX.

Highland Film Group is handling international sales beginning at the AFM next week. Cassian Elwes through Elevated Films is handling the US sale in collaboration with Highland Film Group.

Adkins is an actor and American country music singer with 11 million albums sold and multiple hit singles.

Adkins is represented by UTA and Greg Baker. Birch is repped by Buchwald and Luber Roklin Entertainment.  Facinelli is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Mainstay Entertainment.  Vega and Heche are represented by Paradigm Talent Agency with Vega also repped by Management Production Entertainment. Heche repped by Untitled Entertainment.  Peltz is repped by Innovative Artists and Management Production Entertainment.

Highland Film Group will launch International sales at AFM while  Principal photography will start November 11th on location in Tornado Alley.

13 Minutes joins a Highland slate that includes Jiu Jitsu, starring Nicolas Cage, Alain Moussi, Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, and Rick Yune; Open Source, starring Bruce Willis; Persephone, starring Brianna Hildebrand; and Michael Polish’s Axis Sally, starring Al Pacino.