Jumper star lands title role in Chuck Russell’s sci-fi film ‘Prodigy’. Max Thieriot (Jumper) has landed the title role in upcoming sci-fi action film ‘Prodigy’. Thieriot will play William Cooley, a rebellious student at an elite boarding school producing world leaders with the help of pharmaceuticals. Three days before graduation, several of its alumni are murdered, and William is implicated. As the school valedictorian investigates William, the two eventually become reluctant allies and targets while uncovering a conspiracy behind the crimes. Dave Kalstein adapted the screenplay from his 2006 novel. Macy and Marc D. Evans will produce the pic. Chuck Russell will helm the sci-fi project. Thieriot recently shot the lead role in Wes Craven’s “25/8” and the indie “Driving Lessons” with Dermot Mulroney and Selma Blair. He is repped by Gersh.Max Thieriot is the next ‘Prodigy’Chuck Russell will direct the sci-fi action film Production starts October 6th and will be filmed in Valencia, California and at the Ciudad de la Luz studios in Alicante, Spain.