Joining Mann behind the scenes is director of photography, Academy Award nominee Stuart Dryburgh (Luck, The Piano); production designer, Academy Award nominee Guy Hendrix Dyas (Inception); costume designer, Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (Snow White and the Huntsman, Chicago); editor, Joe Walker (Shame) and casting director, Bonnie Timmermann (Luck).
Chris Hemsworth will be seen in the upcoming film Rush directed by Ron Howard. Later this year, Academy Award nominee Viola Davis will star in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners and Gavin Hood's Ender's Game. Wei Tang and Leehom Wang both starred in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution.
Michael Mann recently produced Witness and the dramatic series Luck, both for HBO. His credits include Public Enemies, The Insider, Heat, Ali, Collateral and The Last of the Mohicans.
The film is slated for release in 2014.
Blackhat comes to theaters January 16th, 2015 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, William Mapother, Holt McCallany, Tracee Chimo, Manny Montana, Wei Tang, Yorick van Wageningen. The film is directed by Michael Mann.