Miramax is pulling together a cast of hot young actors for The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Jamie Dornan was cast a couple of weeks ago, and now he’s been joined by Aaron Paul, according to THR.
The 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.’
Paul will play the father of the young boy, who becomes the initial subject of the investigation into the accident.
Alexandre Aja is directing from a screenplay by Max Minghella (who took on the project following the death of his father, English Patient director Anthony Minghella, who’d previously been developing the movie).
Filming will kick off next month in Canada.