Echo Lake thriller The Mourner lands Ezra Miller to star
The new thriller from Echo Lake, The Mourner, has landed Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts, Justice League) to star, per a report from Deadline. The film is being adapted from the novel Itamu Hito (The Mourner), written by Arata Tendo. The book won the Naoki Prize in 2008 for the novel, which is getting its second adaptation. It was turned into a Japanese-language adaptation in 2015.
The Mourner follows a jaded and embittered homicide detective on the trail of murderous sex traffickers, who discovers new spiritual meaning in her life when she comes across a mystical young man (Miller) whose calling in life is to mourn the dead, who have no one to mourn for them.
Casper Kiriya (Last Knights) will be helming the film from a script by Robin Shushan (AMC’s Feed The Beast). Mike Marcus will produce for Echo Lake Entertainment, along with Kiriya. Production is planned for summer 2019.
Miller is still slated to star in a stand-alone movie about The Flash at some point. His portrayal of The Scarlet Speedster first appeared during a dream sequence in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and had another brief cameo in Suicide Squad before getting a backstory in 2017’s Justice League.