Frankie Muniz has found his next treasure…
The 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor, best known as the star of Fox’s Malcolm in the Middle, will star opposite Ashley Rickards in Christopher Hope and the Secret of Napoleon, a Paris-set mystery adventure thriller along the lines of National Treasure.
French newcomer Thomas Lemoine, who came up with the idea for the film and co-wrote the script with Christiane Lemoine-Vultaggio, also stars in the $10 million production.
Lemoine will play Christopher Hope, a student working toward his master’s degree in history who is determined to uncover the secret behind the legendary lost treasure of Napoleon, supposedly hidden by Freemasons somewhere in Paris.
Lemoine also will co-direct the pic with cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister, who has lensed features such as Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Amityville Horror.
Munoz’s film credits include Big Fat Liar, Racing Stripes and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!