Adrien Brody Joins Searchlight Pictures’ Star-Studded Murder Mystery
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Adrien Brody has officially signed on to join the ensemble cast of Searchlight Pictures’ untitled murder mystery film, in which he is set to portray the role of blacklisted Hollywood film director, Leo Köpernick. Brody joins previously announced four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo.
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, having previously worked on award-winning and nominated hits including Ronan’s Brooklyn and The Grand Budapest Hotel as well as Rockwell’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Jojo Rabbit.
Brody is best known for his leading performance in 2002’s The Pianist which made him the youngest actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29. His other notable film credits include: The Village, King Kong, Predators, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Midnight in Paris, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He will next be seen in Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch which has been scheduled for a 2021 release.