Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine and Amanda Seyfried Board Z for Zachariah


Announced for development last summer, director Craig Zobel’s (Compliance) Z for Zachariah has found its first three cast members in Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!).

Nissar Modi is providing the screenplay for the post-apocalyptic thriller, adapting Robert C. O’Brien’s 1974 novel. The story, a psychological thriller, follows a girl who believes she is the only survivor after a devastating nuclear event, but comes to learn she is not alone.

Material Pictures’ Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe will produce alongside Zik Zak Filmworks’ Skúli Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson and Palomar Pictures’ Joni Sighvatsson. Gary Ross and Lucky Hat Entertainment’s Stephen Bannatyne will executive produce, along with Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson.

Z for Zachariah is expecting to begin production this August.

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