Tony-winning actor Vanessa Redgrave, most recently on Broadway in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, has landed the role of Mrs. Reinhardt in the forthcoming motion picture Andorra, according to Deadline.com.
Guy Pearce, the industry website says, will now play the leading role of Alexander Fox rather than the previously announced Clive Owen, who will have the supporting role of Mr. Dent. The change is reportedly due to scheduling commitments. The star-studded cast also includes Toni Collette, Eamon Farren, Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, and Riccardo Scamarcio.
Based on Peter Cameron’s novel of the same name, the romantic thriller will be directed by Fred Schepisi from a screenplay written by novelist Cameron and Jamie Bialkower.
Andorra, according to Deadline, is set against “a decadent dreamscape where nothing is as it appears. When Fox arrives in search of the chance to reinvent himself, he quickly becomes entangled with the ancient Mrs. Reinhardt (Redgrave) as well as the Australian Dents and Mrs. Quay (Lumley), the kayaking matriarch of an Andorran dynasty who seems to recall Fox from long ago. As he finds comfort in the company of Miss Quay (Anderson), the mystery of his origin deepens. When a woman’s body is found, the local lieutenant, Afgroni (Scamarcio) becomes strangely convinced that Fox is responsible. With an emissary from his past (Farren) threatening his newfound paradise, Fox finds himself in a crisis of conscience and identity.”
Filming is expected to begin in April 2017 in Italy. No release date has been announced. The film is not related to the 1963 Broadway play of the same title.
Redgrave earned her Tony Award for her work in the revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night.