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In today’s film news roundup, Stephen Rea and Colm Feore join “The Widow,” 30 West buys rights to the thriller “Beast,” and AFI Fest announces a Robert Altman retrospective.
Stephen Rea, Colm Feore, and Zawe Ashton have joined the previously announced cast of the thriller “The Widow,” opposite Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Maika Monroe.
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Neil Jordan, who won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for “The Crying Game,” will direct from a screenplay by Ray Wright. The project re-teams Jordan with Rea, who received a best actor Oscar nomination for “The Crying Game.”
The film begins principal photography this month. The story is set in New York and follows Moretz’s character as she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an enigmatic widow, played by Huppert, whose motives are gradually revealed to be sinister. Rea plays a private investigator hired to investigate the possibly nefarious intentions of the widow and Feore plays the estranged father of Moretz’s character. Ashton plays a mysterious woman with important information about the widow’s past.
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Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lawrence Bender, James Flynn, and Karen Richards are producing the project. Sierra/Affinity will handle foreign sales, and CAA and WME Global will co-represent the film domestically.
Rea’s credits include “V for Vendetta” and the recent BBC television drama “War & Peace” with Paul Dano, Edward Norton, and Lily James. He will next appear in the upcoming Starz sci-fi series “Counterpart” starring J.K. Simmons and Harry Lloyd.
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Feore recently appeared alongside Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in the fourth and fifth seasons of “House of Cards” for Netflix. Ashton’s credits include Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” and the upcoming dramatic series “Guerrilla” for Showtime Network with Idris Elba and Freida Pinto set to star.
Rea is repped by ICM, Independent Talent Group, and Barking Dog Entertainment. Feore is repped by Gersh and the Coronel...
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