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Maria Bakalova & 3 Others Join Apple’s Action Adventure Pic ‘Mayday’

April 25, 2024

Apple and Skydance have welcomed four to the cast of their action adventure pic Mayday from writer-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Marcin Dorocinski (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One), Lovell Adams-Gray (Power Book II: Ghost), and Clark Johnson (The Wire).

Details as to the film’s plot and their roles are under wraps. As previously announced, Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh topline the project based on an original pitch from Goldstein and Daley, which was developed with Skydance.

Hailing from a first-look partnership between Apple and Skydance Media, Mayday is produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger, alongside Reynolds, Ashley Fox, Johnny Pariseau and Patrick Gooing for Maximum Effort. Goldstein and Daley are also serving as producers, with Carin Sage overseeing the project for Skydance.

An Academy Award nominee known for turns in films like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Bodies Bodies Bodies, Bakalova will next be seen in Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted and the buzzy Cannes-bound Donald Trump pic The Apprentice, among many other projects.

Part of Paramount’s most recent Mission: Impossible film, Dorocinski’s credits on the TV side include Netflix’s Emmy winner The Queen’s Gambit and historical drama Vikings: Valhalla.

Best known for a role on Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost, Adams-Gray’s other upcoming projects include the indie drama Morningside.

Next to be seen on Daredevil: Born Again, Johnson has also appeared on shows like EvilBosch and The Wire, additionally taking on roles in films like Brawl in Cell Block 99.

Bakalova is repped by CAA, Brookside Artist Management, and Insight Management & Production; Dorocinski by Subtitle Talent and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Adams-Gray by Buchwald, Edna Talent Management in Canada, and attorney Jamie Feldman; and Johnson by UTA, Circle of Confusion, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.