Yellow Birds Adds Toni Collette and Jason Patric

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Toni Collette and Jason Patric have joined the cast of The Yellow Birds.

Toni Collette and Jason Patric will star opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jack Huston in The Yellow Birds

Both Toni Collette and Jason Patric are set to join Jennifer Aniston and Jack Huston in the upcoming The Yellow Birds. The Cinelou Films feature, which adapts Kevin Powers’ 2012 novel of the same name, is now in production. It boasts a screenplay by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) and has Alexandre Moors (Blue Caprice) directing.

The Yellow Birds follows two young soldiers (Tye Sheridan and Alden Ehrenreich) who enlist in the Army and are sent off to fight in the Gulf War, where they form an unbreakable bond and vow to keep each other safe. Huston plays Sgt. Sterling, an older officer who takes the two young men under his wing and Aniston plays a devoted mother to one of the young men. When the unspeakable happens, one soldier struggles to keep the balance between the truth that he vowed not to speak, and the peace that a mourning mother seeks.

Toni Collette (Krampus, The Sixth Sense) will play mother to a soldier son who returns from war with a secret that has forever changed him. Patric (Lost & Found, In the Valley Elah), will play Captain Anderson.

Under their Cinelou Films banner, partners Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton will finance and produce the film. Also producing is Story Mining’s CEO and president Jeffrey Sharp with Story Mining & Supply Company’s Jim Kohlberg executive producing.

“We are thrilled that we’ve been able to sign on so many accomplished actors to this project,” says Cinelou Co-CEO Solomon said. “From the moment we first read David Lowery‘s script, we knew ‘The Yellow Birds’ was a film that we wanted to make.”

Cinelou Films has also signed with Warner Bros. Pictures to handle worldwide international distribution for six Cinelou releases over the next three years.

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