Deadline reports that Winston Duke (Black Panther), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Joker) and Bill Skarsgard (It: Chapter 2) have signed on to star in the upcoming drama feature titled Nine Days. Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) and David Rysdahl (The Revival) have also been cast. This project will mark the second collaboration between Beetz and Skarsgard, who have previously worked together in Deadpool 2.
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The film will be written and directed by Edson Oda which will be his feature directorial debut. Nine Days is officially described as follows: In a house, distant from the reality we know, a reclusive man (Duke) interviews prospective candidates, a personification of human souls (Beetz, Skarsgård, Wong & Rysdahl) – for the privilege that he once had. To be born.
“thrilled to be working with such an incredible cast and amazing team. So grateful for all the support I have received. Nine Days is a very personal story to me, and I can’t imagine a better team to help me tell it.” Oda said.
“This is one of the most beautiful and complex human stories we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of, so eloquently spanning across cultures and vantage points, yet set in a world that we’ve never experienced before.” Berman, Kongsved and Tunstall said in a joint statement. “Being able to partake in creating something so wholly original, and facilitating the realization of Edson’s singular vision with the help of this outrageously talented cast and crew, is truly exciting”
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The film will be produced by Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall of Nowhere, Juniper Productions’ Matthew Lindner, Datari Turner of Datari Turner Productions, MACRO’s Yira Vilaro, Mandalay’s Patrick Raymond, and Nowhere’s David Horwitch. 30WEST and CAA Media Finance will handle the worldwide distribution rights.
Duke will also serve as an executive producer along with MACRO’s Charles D. King and Kim Roth, The Space Program’s Gus Deardoff, Mansa Productions’ Kellon Akeem and Dwight Howard, Oak Street’s Renée Frigo and Beth Hubbard, 30WEST’s Trevor Groth, Mandalay’s Will Raynor, Nowhere’s Michelle Craig and Piero Frescobaldi, and Caroline Connor, Mark G. Mathis, Mark Stevens and Larry Weinberg.
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