Almost Famous star Billy Crudup has joined Julianne Moore’s U.S. remake of Susanne Bier’s After The Wedding. Crudup, who has also starred in Alien: Covenant, Spotlight and many others, plays Oscar, the loving husband of Moore’s Theresa.
Deadline revealed in February that husband and wife team Moore and Bart Freundlich were remaking Bier’s Danish drama After The Wedding.
The film is written and directed by Wolves director Freundlich and produced by Joel Michaels (Terminator Salvation) and production will begin this spring.
Ingenious Media, Rock Island Films and Riverstone Pictures are now financing and Cornerstone Films, which launched the film at the European Film Market in Berlin, will sell in Cannes.
The film, which is set in New York, will update the original by casting the two lead roles as women in the story of motherhood and family. It tells the story of Isabel, who runs a dilapidated orphanage outside of Calcutta, and who travels to New York to meet the New York millionaire, played by Moore, who has provided money for the orphanage. Following the latter’s wedding, a mystery unravels.
The original, Efter Brylluppe, was directed by The Night Manager director Bier and starred Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen and Borgen and Westworld star Sidse Babbett Knudsen. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar but lost out to The Lives Of Others.
Crudup is represented by Jimmy Darmody at CAA and Lighthouse Management and Media.