Ronan, Rockwell & Oyelowo team up for new murder mystery film
According to Deadline, four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo have officially signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery pic set at Searchlight Pictures.
Set in 1950s London, the untitled film begins when a desperate Hollywood film producer sets out to turn a popular West End play into a film. However, when members of the production are murdered, world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and overzealous rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan) find themselves in the midst of a puzzling whodunit within London’s glamorous Theatreland and sordid underground.
The film will be directed by Tom George from a screenplay written by Mark Chappell. It will be produced by Damian Jones with Head of Development & Production Katie Goodson-Thomas, Director of Production Richard Ruiz, and Senior Development Executive Pete Spencer set to oversee the project in behalf of Searchlight Pictures UK.
The untitled project marks Ronan and Rockwell’s latest collaboration with Searchlight, who have previously worked on acclaimed films such as Ronan’s Brooklyn and The Grand Budapest Hotel as well as Rockwell’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Jojo Rabbit.
Ronan is best-known for her acclaimed performances in drama films such as 2007’s Atonement, 2015’s Brooklyn, 2017’s Lady Bird, and 2019’s Little Women which all earned her Oscar nominations. She will next be seen in Francis Lee’s romantic drama Ammonite starring alongside Kate Winslet and in Wes Anderson’s star-studded dramedy The French Dispatch.
Rockwell’s notable film credits include: Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Seven Psychopaths, Iron Man 2, Richard Jewel, Vice, and the most recent one is Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.
Oyelowo gained critical acclaimed for his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s biopic drama Selma which gave him his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He will next bee seen in George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, and Chaos Walking.
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