Gleeson and Cornish to Star in Silberling’s An Ordinary Man


Golden Globe nominated Brendan Gleeson (The Guard, In Bruges) and Abbie Cornish (Bright Star, W.E.) are set to star in the new dramatic thriller An Ordinary Man for Brad Silberling (City of Angels, Moonlight Mile, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) who will direct from his own original script.

The contemporary suspense tale centers on the unexpected relationship between a fictitious war criminal in hiding, and his only human contact — his maid.

Silberling produces the film through his Reveal Entertainment banner, in a co-production with Disruptive Media and producers Chris Miller, James Burke and Michael Richter. David Lonner executive produces the film that is targeted to start principal photography this fall on location in Belgrade, Serbia.

Radiant Films International helmed by President and CEO Mimi Steinbauer will handle international rights to the film and will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

On the announcement of the film Silberling said, “There’s no greater pleasure than crafting a tale for brilliant actors to sink their teeth into, and with Brandon and Abbie, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot. Watching them go toe to toe in this suspenseful tightrope walk of veiled intentions, cat and mouse psychology, and desperate gambling for human contact – it will be a filmmaker’s dream to capture. Having Mimi and her Radiant team squarely behind the film gives me a tremendous sense of security for the picture as it makes its way out into the world.”

“Disruptive is honored to be working with such incredibly talented artists as Brad, Brendan and Abbie, and are so excited to help bring this uniquely provocative story to audiences around the world,” continued Miller.

“Brad has written one of the smartest scripts I have read in awhile. It’s an intelligent, complex story and a great character study of people in conflict. Brendan and Abbie are perfectly cast and in Brad’s hands we expect great things from this thrilling film,” commented Steinbauer.

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