‘Stranger Things’ Actor Matthew Modine to Star in Cycling Drama ‘Hard Miles’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Matthieu Modine (stranger things) will star in the cycling drama hard mileswhich is currently in production in Los Angeles and Lone Pine, California.

The film is based on the true story of the Ridge View Academy cycling team in Colorado, who for decades gave at-risk youth a second chance through academic rigor, targeted treatment, competitive sports and to leadership. Modine plays Greg Townsend, who has led the Ridge View team for the past 30 years.

Ridge View Academy was conceptualized by Colorado’s Division of Youth Services in the mid-1990s, as a way to address the steady increase in juvenile delinquents in the state. The charter school opened in 2001 and has since helped put more than 4,300 young men back on track. 2021 Nicholl Academy Scholar RJ Daniel Hanna directs hard miles from his screenplay and that of Christian Sander. Hanna’s co-writer is also producing, with exec Scott Sander producing for Thought Productions. Christian Vande Velde and George Hincapie are former professional cyclists who bring their knowledge of the sport to photography as consultants. The latter’s Hincapie Sportswear also provides cycling kits.

Modine is a Golden Globe and SAG Award winner who has also been honored over the course of his career with the Venice Film Festival Best Actor award and his Volpi Special Cut, as well as Emmy and Independent Spirit Award nominations. He’s currently enjoying a stellar return as Dr. Martin Brenner in Netflix’s long-awaited fourth season. stranger things, which will return for its second two-episode volume on July 1. The first seven episodes of Volume 1 debuted on the streamer on May 27 and broke its first weekend record, with 286.79 million hours watched.

Modine also recently wrapped production on Christopher Nolan. Oppenheimer for Universal Pictures. He is represented by Jason Weinberg and Jillian Neal at Untitled Entertainment and attorney Eric Brooks at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.

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