EXCLUSIVE: Adepero Oduye has joined the starry cast of Oren Moverman’s The Dinner opposite Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall and Chloe Sevigny. Oduye most recently played Steve Carell’s boss Kathy in The Big Short. Her credits include Pariah and 12 Years A Slave. She is repped by ICM Partners and Washington Square Films.
The film, based on the worldwide bestselling novel by Herman Koch, began shooting in New York on January 21. Moverman, whose last film Time Out Of Mind also starred Gere, has adapted the novel and is directing.
Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev are the producers of the film, which is a Code Red, ChubbCo and Blackbird production. Code Red is fully financing and Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales. Exec producers on the project are Leonid Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Olga Segura and Eva Daniels.
The Dinner starts as Paul and Claire Lohman (Coogan, Linney) get ready for a dinner with Paul’s politician brother Stan (Gere) and his wife Barbara (Hall). Tensions already exist between the two brothers – Stan is a smooth-talking celebrity who is the favorite to win the governor’s race, while Paul has a chip on his shoulder and is currently not working. But, as the evening in a chic restaurant progresses, dark secrets emerge about their respective children. A monstrous crime has been committed by the Lohman kids and the two couples are divided about how to handle the situation.