Red Sparrow’s Matthias Schoenaerts and Mudbound’s Garrett Hedlund have both landed roles in the forthcoming mob story, The Sound of Philadelphia.
Written and directed by Jérémie Guez (A Bluebird in My Heart), Gone Girl’s Scoot McNairy has also joined the cast of the American Mob story of family and loyalty set in the violent world of the Philadelphia mob.
Adapted from the Pete Dexter book Brotherly Love, the story focuses on the events after a young girl is killed by a reckless driver and her family seek revenge.
Two decades later, Peter Flood (Schoenaerts) is still tormented by his baby sister’s death. As his cousin Michael (Hedlund) grows more powerful in the hierarchy of the family crime business, a cycle of betrayal and retribution starts.
Christine Vachon (Carol) and David Hinojosa (Beatriz at Dinner) from Killer Films, are teaming with Cheyenne Films producers Julien Madon (Macadam Stories) and Aimée Buidine (A Bluebird in My Heart) on the picture.
Jérémie Guez made his directorial debut with A Bluebird in My Heart, which had its world premiere at SXSW. Guez’s other projects include collaborating on the biopic Yves Saint Laurent and the recent zombie flick The Night Eats the World.
Protagonist will handle international sales and present the project to buyers at the market in Cannes.
The Sound of Philadelphia will shoot on location in Philadelphia, with a planned start in August and is a France/Belgium/USA co-production.