Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson join cast of Fred Schepisi’s Andorra
Jump Street Films has announced Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley and Riccardo Scamarcio are set to star in Fred Schepisi’s new film, Andorra.
They join Clive Owen, whose casting in the romantic thriller was announced in May.
Andorra, based on the Peter Cameron novel of the same name, follows Alexander Fox (Owen), who leaves the United States after a personal tragedy to begin a new life abroad. The tiny country he chooses – Andorra – is an idyllic escape, offering Alexander the chance to reinvent himself. He quickly becomes entangled with Mrs. Dent (Toni Collette), an Australian who shares a first name, a large dog and a volatile secret with her husband, and Mrs. Quay (Lumley), the kayaking matriarch of an Andorran dynasty who seems to recall him from long ago.
As Alexander finds comfort in the company of her daughter, Miss Quay (Anderson), the mystery of his origin deepens. A woman’s body is found soon after his arrival in Andorra and the local lieutenant, Afgroni (Scamarcio) becomes strangely convinced that he is responsible.
Production on the film is set to commence in Italy next April with David Nichols from Cineroma as the Italian production partner. Post production will take place in Australia.
The screenplay has been adapted by Cameron and Jamie Bialkower. Bialkower is producing for Jump Street Films alongside Schepisi, Lizzette Atkins and executive producer James Ivory.
Production design is by Patrizia von Brandenstein with cinematography by Ian Baker.
Celluloid Dreams will handle international sales.