Bernal, Glover and Braga Suffer Blindness

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Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Alice Braga are set to join Fernando Meirelles’ apocalyptic drama Blindness for Focus Features International.

Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo already have joined the project, which is based on Jose Saramago’s acclaimed novel that is set in motion when an epidemic of blindness sweeps through a contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of breakdown.

Bernal will play the King of Ward 3, and Glover will narrate the story. Braga will portray the girl with the dark glasses.

Potboiler Prods., Rhombus Media, Bee Vine Pictures and Meirelles’ shingle 02 Filmes are producing.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in early July in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Toronto.