In just a few short days, the European Film Market will begin with a ton of hot packages being presented during the event. One such project is a highly-anticipated sci-fi film from Assassin’s Creed director Justin Kurzel. As first reported by Deadline, the project will star two Hollywood heavyweights, Laura Dern and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The two Oscar nominees will be joined by A Quiet Place star Noah Jupe in the feature’s cast. Justin Kurzel will direct with a script penned by playwright Sam Steiner. Cumberbatch will executive produce the film alongside Adam Ackland (The Courier) via their SunnyMarch production banner.
The film, titled Morning, is reportedly set in the near future. In a world where society has developed a pill that eliminates the need to sleep for people, an artificial sun creates longer workdays. However, a younger generation refuses to accept the relentless nature of the world around them and decides to rebel against the powers-that-be.
Benedict Cumberbatch recently starred as Doctor Strange in the billion-dollar MCU film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The actor will once again reprise the role in Sam Raimi’s upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Additionally, Cumberbatch will lead the cast of Colin Trevorrow’s new war drama The Magician. Meanwhile, The Last Jedi star Laura Dern recently won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Marriage Story. Up next, Dern will reprise her iconic role as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic World: Dominion as well as star alongside Hugh Jackman in Florian Zeller’s The Son.
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