The Brutalist: Vanessa Kirby, Sebastian Stan & more to star in new immigrant drama film
According to Deadline, Emmy nominee Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (Loving) have been cast along with Oscar winners Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) in director Brady Corbet’s upcoming epic immigrant drama film titled The Brutalist. This marks the 32-year-old actor/filmmaker’s latest directing gig after two years since the release of 2018’s Vox Lux which starred Natalie Portman.
Also joining the talented ensemble are MCU star Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya), Isaach De Bankolé (Black Panther), Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle), Raffey Cassidy (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer), and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac).
The Brutalist is being described as an “epic saga and unconventional love story,” that will chronicle 30 years in the life of a visionary architect named László Toth (Edgerton) and his wife Erzsébet (Cotillard) who flee post-war Europe to rebuild their legacy and witness the birth of modern America. However, their lives are changed forever by a mysterious and wealthy client (Rylance).
“Amidst a revamped cycle of populism and prejudice in the 21st Century, The Brutalist is a film which celebrates the triumphs of the most daring and accomplished visionaries; our ancestors,” Corbet said in a statement. “It is the project which is so far the closest to my heart and family history. I so look forward to reuniting with many of our closest collaborators, as well as some exciting new ones, to realise what we all anticipate to be a vital and urgent motion picture.”
The film is co-written by Corbet and his partner Mona Fastvold. It will be produced by Andrew Lauren Productions’Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim along with Three Six Zero’s Brian Young and Brookstreet Pictures’ Trevor Matthews and Nick Gordon. Killer Films’ Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, and David Hinojosa are set to serve as executive producers.
Production on The Brutalist is expected to begin in January 2021.
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