Production has wrapped on Neon’s The Actor from Anomalisa co-director Duke Johnson as the company confirmed Andre Holland and Gemma Chan star.
Holland replaced Ryan Gosling, who had been attached to star and withdrew due to scheduling issues. He remains on board as an executive producer alongside Anomalisa director Charlie Kaufman
Tracey Ullman, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney and Joe Cole round out the cast on the 1950’s-set story about the man suffering from memory loss after an attack in Ohio who struggles to find his way back to his life in New York.
The Actor is based on Donald E. Westlake’s novel Memory. The screenplay was adapted by Stephen Cooney and Johnson. Johnson and Abigail Spencer produced through their Innerlight Films with Paul Young through MAKE GOOD, and Waypoint Entertainment’s Ken Kao.
Holland recently starred in Luca Guadagnino’s Bones And All and Rebecca Hall’s Passing. Chan’s credits include Don’t Worry Darling, Eternals, Let Them All Talk, Captain Marvel and Crazy Rich Asians.
Neon’s most recent in-house production, Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool, premiered at the Sundance and Berlin earlier this year. The company debuted the original horror It Lives Inside at SXSW last month where it won the Midnighters audience award.
Yesterday Screen revealed Neon had acquired US and Caribbean rights to Robots starring Shailene Woodley and Jack Whitehall.
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