It was announced today that Melanie Laurent, Vanessa Redgrave, and Bruno Ganz will be starring with Christopher Lee, Lena Olin, Martina Gedeck, and Jack Huston in Billie August’s adaptation of Night Train To Lisbon.
The film is set to star Jeremy Irons in the lead role and tells the story of “a Swiss professor who, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author that compels him to leave his boring life and embark on an adventure in search of the scribe.”
So far, the film boasts an impressive cast, with a wonderful mix of experienced talent like Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Lee, and great up and coming talent such as Inglourious Basterds’ Melanie Laurent and Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston. It may not be on many people’s radars yet, but this is certainly one to watch out for.
Night Train To Lisbon is being produced by Studio Hamburg Film Produktion and C-Films, and is set to start filming in March for a 2013 release.