Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa and Gerard Butler are coming together to star in the upcoming crime thriller from Julian Schnabel, ‘In The Hand of Dante.’

The project has secured an Interim Agreement from SAG-AFTRA, and filming is said to have already commenced in Italy.

The story is based on the novel by Nick Tosches. It revolves around the original manuscript for The Divine Comedy which emerges in the hands of a black-market smuggling ring. The setting is the dangerous underbelly of New York City. The mafia seeks the help of a weary scholar Nick to authenticate the manuscript. Tempted by the idea of having it all, Nick defies the mafia and steals the manuscript. He embarks on a dark and violent journey from a metaphorical Hell into Paradise with his love Giulietta.

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Meanwhile, a parallel story unfolds, focusing on the odyssey of Dante himself. Dante is trapped in a loveless marriage with Gemma and is bolstered only by his mentorship under an austere intellectual. He escapes to Sicily and creates his greatest work, immortalizing his lost love, Beatrice.

Nick and Dante’s timelines weave separate paths, but they are inextricably linked. Both men lose themselves chasing love, beauty, and the very promise of the divine.

Jon Kilik produce’s the film alongside Francesco Melzi d’eril for MeMo Films and Olmo Schnabel for TWIN Productions. Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on the project.