The Song of Names to star Tim Roth and Clive Owen
Deadline reports that Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Clive Owen (Closer) will star in the upcoming The Song of Names. They’ll join the previously cast Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), Jonah Hauer King (Little Women) and Gerran Howell (Genius).
In this ravishing novel of music and suspense, Norman Lebrecht unravels the strands of love, envy and exploitation that knot geniuses to their admirers. In doing so he also evokes the fragile bubble of Jewish life in prewar London; the fearful carnival of the Blitz, and the gray new world that emerged from its ashes. Bristling with ideas, lambent with feeling, The Song of Names is a masterful work of the imagination.
The drama, directed by Francois Girard (The Red Violin) will begin production this week in London. “Friendship, brotherhood, betrayal and redemption over two continents and five decades. This is the remarkable cinematic journey of The Song Of Names, which brings us back to the darkest page of the Twentieth Century’s history. Walking the grounds of the Treblinka Memorial, I found my true motivation for this project. I am committed to making my small contribution to the fight against historical amnesia,” the director said about the project.
The film is produced by Robert Lantos, Lyse Lafontaine and Nick Hirschkorn, with Viktoria Petranyi as a co-producer. Mark Musselman, Peter Touche and Stephen Spence serving as executive producers. The Song of Names will also shoot in Budapest, Treblinka, Montreal and New York during its production. It’s set up as a co-production between Serendipity Point Films, Lyla Films and Proton Cinema, produced in association with Telefilm Canada, SODEC, HanWay Films and Feel Films.
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