It’s been a whirlwind 2016 for young Noah Jupe, and things are only looking up. Some months after The Night Manager breakout landed a role alongside Julia Roberts and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay in Wonder, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jupe has now enlisted for Suburbicon, the urban black comedy hailing from George Clooney.
Jupe’s addition to the starry cast is part of a two-fold casting coup, with THR confirming that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) has also come aboard as a reticent hitman. That means the two newcomers cap off an ensemble that boasts Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Josh Brolin and Star Wars: The Force Awakens alum, Oscar Isaac.
A crime caper at its jet-black core, Suburbicon is set against the Los Angeles of the 1950s, where a confounding mystery disturbs the quaint family town. Spotlighting the very best and very worst of humanity, it is Matt Damon’s cheating father who threatens to bring Suburbicon‘s picture-perfect image crashing down by hatching a plan to murder his long-time wife to be with her sister (Julianne Moore). Nasty questions of blackmail, revenge and betrayal begin emerging thick and fast, particularly when Damon’s eight-year-old son (Jupe) twigs on to his old man’s murderous ways.
Los Angeles will play host to George Clooney’s Suburbicon come October, and we understand Paramount is eyeing a theatrical release in 2017. Noah Jupe rise to prominence, meanwhile, will continue through sci-fi film The Titan, which will co-star Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson.