Adrift: Leto & Aronofsky reuniting on Jason Blum-produced project
Requiem for a Dream alums Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Suicide Squad, The Little Things) and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Mother!, The Whale) are reportedly reuniting on a new feature titled Adrift, according to Deadline, with Jason Blum (Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, Whiplash) attached to produce. Leto will star in the feature with Aronofsky set to direct and co-write.
Adrift is based on a short story by the same name written by Koji Suzuki, author of Ring, and published in the short story collection Dark Water. The story is set in the dead calm of the open sea, where a fishing boat discovers an abandoned yacht with a strange distress call. A deckhand agrees to take lone control of it while it’s towed into port, but he soon discovers why the rest of his more experienced crew members call it a “Ghost Ship.”
Aronofsky will co-write the script along with Luke Dawson. According to the outlet, Leto and producer Emma Ludbrook pursued the rights to the story for 10 years before bringing it to Blum and Aronofsky. The Golden Globe-nominated writer/director and the Oscar and Globe-winning star previously worked together on Aronofsky’s 2000 psychological drama Requiem for a Dream, which was a critical hit upon release and is credited with helping launch the filmmaker into the spotlight and is considered as one of Leto’s breakout roles alongside American Psycho and Fight Club.
Blum will produce the project via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Leto and Emma Ludbrook through Leto’s production company Paradox along with Carla Hacken.
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