First look at Gotham and Shameless star Cameron Monaghan in new thriller

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Photo credit: Elisabetta Villa - Getty Images

Gotham and Shameless star Cameron Monaghan will lead the cast of new action-thriller movie, Shattered, with a first look image now available to see.

The movie's plot and cast have been announced by Silver Reel and Construction Film, with Swing's Lilly Krug, The New Pope's John Malkovich, Marvel star Frank Grillo, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets actress Sasha Luss, American Horror Story's Ash Santos and Ridley Bateman also starring.

Monaghan, who is known for his roles as Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska in Gotham and as Ian Gallagher in Shameless, will play divorcee Chris Decker, a wealthy venture capitalist who lives in a high-tech house of his own design in which he hides from the outside world.

Photo credit: Silver Reel / Construction Film
Photo credit: Silver Reel / Construction Film

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When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Sky (Krug), he is drawn out of his shell. But after Chris is injured in a violent mugging and Sky moves into his house to take care of him, her true agenda is soon revealed.

Chris has become the victim of an elaborate heist thanks to con artist Sky and suddenly finds himself a prisoner in his own home, completely cut off from any help and at the mercy of someone who intends to take everything from him.

When Chris' ex-wife Jamie (Luss) and his young daughter Willow (Bateman) show up, the stakes get higher as the deadline to their collective death sentence becomes much shorter. The only guarantee of survival is escape – but will they be able to get free?

As for how the other stars fit into the movie, Malkovich will play a creepy landlord named Ronald, whose curiosity overwhelms him, while Santos will play Sky's ill-fated roommate, Lisa.

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Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images

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Grillo, meanwhile, will take on the role of Sebastian, Sky's violent and manipulative stepfather.

The first-look image shows Chris and Sky in Chris' mansion, with Sky enjoying a bucket of fried chicken while Chris watches on, leaning on crutches. There's no indication of whether Chris is aware of Sky's agenda at this point, but he certainly looks a little suspicious...

Shattered is directed by Kidnap director Luis Prieto and written by The Intruder's David Loughery, with the movie expected to be completed by this autumn.

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Photo credit: Desiree Navarro/WireImage - Getty Images

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Director Prieto said of the movie: "From the moment I read the script, I loved the creative challenges and opportunities that Shattered presented.

"To take the audience on the journey from a romance film at the start to an all-out thriller by the story's conclusion, was a big attraction for me, and when talent of the level of John and Frank came in to support Lilly and Cameron, I knew we could have a special movie."

Writer Loughery added: "It's been a pleasure to work with such a talented team. Our goal from the start was to make a film that will keep the audience in suspense from start to finish, with a lot of shocks and surprises along the way."

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