Tony Tost’s ‘National Anthem’ to Include Star-Studded Cast
Tony Tost is making his directorial debut with National Anthem, as first reported by Deadline. The film is led by a talented cast, including Sydney Sweeney, Halsey, Paul Walter Hauser, Simon Rex, Toby Huss, Gavin Maddox Bergman, Harriet Sansom Harris and Derek Hinkey.
“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to bring National Anthem to life on film, and to work with Page Fifty-Four Pictures, Bron Studios and this incredible cast,” Tost told Deadline. “I’m especially thrilled to be bringing to the screen a vision of modern rural America that pays tribute to the myths of the West while also radically reinventing them.”
Tost, a Springfield, Missouri, native, attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, after which he completed his Ph.D. in English at Duke University.
Native American activist Marcus RedThunder is serving as a consultant on this film, as it revolves around a hunt for a Lakota Native American Ghost Shirt, according to Deadline:
“Some are hunting for fortune, others for personal freedom, while others simply want to return it properly to its home. No longer will the marginalized be ignored — all must learn to survive or else.”
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