Oscar Isaac has joined the cast of Ben Stiller’s ‘London’ which is based on a short story by Jo Nesbo.
Full details are being kept under lock and key.
Stiller will direct from a script by Eric Roth, Stiller will also join Isaac as a producer on the film through his Red Hour production banner, along with his producing partner Nicky Weinstock. Isaac’s longtime manager and sometimes producing partner Jason Spire will round out the team. Nesbo will executive produce along with Niclas Salomonsson.
“This is an incredible team of filmmaking that has come together for this project,” said Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate. “Eric is a master storyteller whose screenplays are canonized in film history; Ben’s work as a filmmaker, including his latest accomplishment, ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ is astounding; Oscar is a force in all that he does, both behind and in front of the camera. As Eric adapts Jo Nesbo’s evocative and memorable short story into an incredible film, we’re confident that Ben will bring all of the tension and emotion in directing ‘London’ — and Oscar will not only give a riveting and dynamic performance but as the producer leading the process to bring this team together, has incredible energy and passion for the material. As fans, we are thrilled this tour de force of talent came together for such a compelling story, and as a studio, we are honoured they chose Lionsgate.”
Isaac was last seen as Poe Dameron in ‘Star Wars: The Last Skywalker’. His upcoming projects include Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ and Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’.