Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard and Oscar winner Mark Rylance are set to headline the cast of ‘The Brutalist’, the third film from director Brady Corbet.
Sebastian Stan (Marvel’s Captain America franchise, I, Tonya), Isaach De Bankolé (Black Panther, Calvary), and Vanessa Kirby (Mission Impossible – Fallout, “The Crown”) will also star in the ensemble alongside Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, upcoming The Many Saints of Newark), Raffey Cassidy (Vox Lux, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), and Stacy Martin (Vox Lux, Nymphomaniac vol. I and II).
The film chronicles 30 years in the life of one artist’s enduring monolithic vision. When visionary architect László Toth (Edgerton) and his wife Erzsébet (Cotillard) flee post-war Europe to rebuild their legacy and witness the birth of modern America, their lives are changed forever by a mysterious and wealthy client (Rylance).
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Corbet returns with an epic saga and an unconventional love story that will take László and Erzsébet to both monumental heights and devastating lows.
Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim are producing for Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP), Brian Young is producing for Three Six Zero, Trevor Matthews and Nick Gordon are producing for Brookstreet Pictures, which is financing, and Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, and David Hinojosa of Killer Films are set to executive produce.
Protagonist Pictures will debut the package with a special presentation to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. CAA Media Finance is repping US rights and arranging the project’s financing.
The project has set a start date of January 2021.
Corbet last directed the Natalie Portman and Jude Law starring Vox Lux. His first feature, The Childhood of a Leader, won the Best Director and Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Debut Film at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015.