Hollywood obviously thinks Fifty Shades Of Grey has the potential to turn Jamie Dornan into a big star, as the Irish actor is already booking new roles, with Miramax announcing Dornan will star in the Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes) directed movie, The 9th Life of Louis Drax.
Max Minghella, who’s best known as an actor (The Internship, The Social Network), makes his screenwriting debut. It’s not too surprising he’s good with words as he is the son of Oscar-winning writer/director Anthony Minghella. Indeed when the film rights were purchased back in 2004, it was the plan for the English Patient and Talented Mr. Ripley helmer to adapt it himself. Sadly Anthony died in 2008 and Max has now taken over.
The movie is based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel of the same title which, ‘begins on Louis Drax’s 9th birthday, when he suffers a near-fatal fall. In order to reveal the strange circumstances surrounding the young boy’s accident – Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.’
Aja comments, “Max’s script takes us on a very emotional journey through the deep recesses of the mind and on a suspenseful Hitchcockian ride. I was drawn to the poignant family drama and the supernatural elements, and am excited to bring this rich and complex story to life.”
Filming will commence this October in Vancouver, Canada.