‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Cast in Miramax’s ‘The Ninth Life of …
August 27, 2014 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has been expel as a lead in Miramax’s psychological thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes) will direct.
The film, that will start sharpened in Vancouver in October, outlines Miramax’s lapse to a film prolongation business. The once-busy tag that spawned such indie hits as Shakespeare in Love and Good Will Hunting had strong a concentration in new years on a library assets. From a coffers, Miramax dusted off Liz Jensen‘s best-selling novel of a same name, that it initial optioned in 2004 with skeleton for a film to be blending and destined by a late Anthony Minghella.
Max Minghella, Anthony’s son, wrote Louis Drax, that outlines a actor’s screenwriting debut. Minghella is producing alongside Antcolony Films’ Tim Bricknell (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Brightlight Pictures’ Shawn Williamson (50/50) and Aja. The film will be executive constructed by Rosanne Korenberg (Half Nelson).
Zanne Devine, Miramax’s executive vp production and development, will manage a plan on interest of a studio. Sierra/Affinity will offer as a general sales agent, introducing a pretension during a arriving Toronto Film Festival.
“Tim and we are anxious this deeply personal plan is being brought to delight with passion and integrity,” Minghella said. “We demeanour brazen to collaborating with Alex and Miramax to emanate a truly bizarre film that will captivate and warn audiences.”
Added Aja: “Max’s book takes us on a really romantic tour by a low recesses of a mind and on a suspenseful Hitchcockian ride. I was drawn to a touching family play and a abnormal elements, and am excited to move this abounding and formidable story to life.”
The story starts on Louis Drax’s ninth birthday, when he suffers a near-fatal fall. In sequence to exhibit a bizarre resources surrounding a immature boy’s accident, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a stirring mystery, contrast a bounds of anticipation and reality.
“This fantastic psychological thriller will be a classical Miramax production,” pronounced Miramax authority Thomas J. Barrack Jr. “There is no improved storyteller in a attention than Max Minghella and no some-more gifted executive than Alexandre Aja. Together, they will wobble a singular and remarkably crafted book with a confidant and absolute talent of Jamie Dornan and his concomitant cast.”
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax is a Canada/U.K. co-production.