Love & Mercy star Paul Dano, Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead have joined the cast of Swiss Army Man, one of the most quirky-sounding dramas we’ve seen get the green light in recent times.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known jointly as Daniels, are at the helm of the indie pic, which centers on a hopeless young man who finds a dead body while stranded in the wilderness. Striking up conversation with and then befriending the corpse, the man begins a very surreal journey to find his way back home. Told you it was weird.
No details yet on which roles the stars will be playing, but its nonetheless exciting to see such a talented trio of performers come together for a project, particularly one this unusual. Dano, who has been playing oddballs for years in everything from Little Miss Sunshine to Prisoners, is finally getting his due as a leading man thanks to his revelatory performance as Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy.
Meanwhile, Radcliffe is still getting out from under the shadow of his wizarding franchise, but he’ll topline Victor Frankenstein this fall and is also boarding another franchise in Now You See Me: The Second Act.
As for Winstead, she recently appeared on A&E’s short-lived remake of The Returned, but she’ll be reclaiming the big screen soon enough in thriller Valencia and comedy The Hollars. If you want to see some of her best work to date, check out claustrophobic drama Faults, which arrived earlier this year.
Production on Swiss Army Man will get underway in July.