The project, which has already started shooting on location in Vancouver (see first look image above), is co-financed by IM Global and Cirrina Studios with additional financing from Leeding Media. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and IM Global’s president of production Greg Shapiro are producing the film. IM Global’s Stuart Ford and Miguel Palos exec produce with Cirrina’s David Lipman and Jim Pesoli, Leeding Media’s David U. Lee and Steve Squillante, Automatik’s Rian Cahill, Relic Pictures’ Eric Schultz and Braden Aftergood.
Roberts writes and directs the story which follows Richard (Depp), a world weary college professor who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretence and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.
DeWitt stars opposite Depp in the film. She was last seen La La Land and stars in the Jodie Foster-directed episode of Black Mirror as well as Amazon’s series The Last Tycoon.
Huston can currently be seen in Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot. His other credits include Big Eyes with Amy Adams; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Children Of Men; The Aviator and The Constant Gardner.
Deutch recently starred in Open Road’s Before I Fall and just completed shooting Netflix’s Set It Up.
Terrell is coming off of the back of top reviews for his performance in Barry, a look into the early life of former U.S. President Barack Obama. That film world premiered at Toronto last year. He can next be seen in Ophelia opposite Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley.
Young, meanwhile, starred in The Daughter and can next be seen in Assassination Nation starring Bella Thorne and Suki Waterhouse.
DeWitt is repped by CAA and Wishlab Inc. Huston is repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates and Untitled Entertainment. Deutch is repped by CAA and Gilbertson Entertainment. Young is repped by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Shanahan Management. Terrell is repped by CAA and Independent Management Company. Roberts is repped by Grandview.
IM Global is handling international sales with CAA repping domestic rights.