Variety reports that Guy Pearce, Vanessa Redgrave and Eamon Farren are the latest names to be joining the cast of romantic thriller Andorra.
Alexander Fox, a bookseller who leaves the U.S. after a personal tragedy to begin a new life abroad. The tiny eponymous country he chooses is an idyllic escape, offering the chance to reinvent himself. When a woman’s body is found almost immediately upon his arrival, the local lieutenant becomes strangely convinced that Fox is responsible and he sons find himself in a crisis of conscience and identity in this foreign country from which he may not be able to escape.
Fred Schepisi will be directing the film based on Peter Cameron’s novel on the same name, with Jamie Bialkower serving as Producer for Melbourne-based Jump Street Films, alongside Lizzette Atkins for Unicorn Films while James Ivory will serve as Executive Producer. Production is scheduled to begin in Italy next April with more actors to be added to the cast in the next few months.
Originally Clive Owen was attached to the title role but now due to scheduling conflicts, as his other commitments no longer allow him to spend three months on the film and will now be play the supporting role of Mr Dent who shares a volatile secret with his wife. Guy Pearce will now be playing Alexander Fox. Vanessa Redgrave has been cast as Mrs Reinhardt, while Eamon Farren will be playing an emissary from Fox’s past.
There is no cinematic release date as of yet for Andorra.