iPOP Alumni Kellan Lutz’s latest feature ‘Divertimento’ became an official selection for the Orlando Film Festival earlier this month. The indie thriller which filmed last year in 2019, also stars Torrey DeVitto (Chicago Med), Ola Rapace (Skyfall), Götz Otto (Cloud Atlas), Christian Hillborg (Fleabag), Ellie Heydon (Harlots), and Brittany Gonzales.
The 21-year-old French filmmaker, Keyvan Sheikhalishahi, both directed and wrote ‘Divertimento’. The story follows Jonas Olsen (Lutz), a chess player haunted by a tragic past. When Olsen gets the opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, Divertimento. The feature was shot on location in France inside a historic 18th-century castle.
News of the film becoming an official selection of the Orlando Film Festival occurred earlier this month. Named one of the Top-25 “Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, the Orlando Film Festival is now in its 15th year. The festival showcases the best in new independent cinema from around the world.
The trailer for the film was released at the end of January but an official release date has not been set.
Kellan Lutz started on his path to success after attending ‘iPOP!’, the twice-annual LA-Based event. Kellan’s most notable for his role as Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga franchise. He next will shoot the action film ‘The Last Story of David’. His other projects include Paramount’s ‘What Men Want’ remake. Kellan also currently appears as a series regular on CBS’s Dick Wolf drama, FBI: Most Wanted. Kellan has current representation with Innovative Artists, Zero Gravity Management, and Morris Yorn.
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