FIRST LOOK - Ewan McGregor Stars in LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT
A first image has been revealed of actor Ewan McGregor playing a dual role in Rodrigo Garcia's upcoming drama LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT.
McGregor will co-star with Tye Sheridan in the film which is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs). Ciarán Hinds (There Will Be Blood) and Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons) round out the film's cast as Sheridan's Father and Mother.
LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT follows a holy man and a demon-both roles played by McGregor-on a journey through the desert. An encounter with a family struggling to survive in this harsh environment forces the holy man to confront his own fate.
The film is produced by Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures along with Wicks Walker of Division Films, who financed the picture in collaboration with recently shingled Ironwood Entertainment, with Aspiration Media and New Balloon in association. The film has commenced principal photography in the Southern California desert.
Ewan McGregor most recently wrapped production on Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp. He currently stars in August: Osage County. This fall he will star in Gavin O' Connor's Jane Got a Gun Opposite Natalie Portman as well as make his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing." He recently starred in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which garnered him a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination, as well as Beginners and The Impossible. McGregor is represented by UTA, United Agents and Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern.
Tye Sheridan received the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and several film critics recognition, most recently receiving a nomination for Best Young Actor by the Broadcast Film Critics Association on behalf of his performance in the film Mud. He will next be seen starring alongside Nicolas Cage in the upcoming film Joe as well as Gillian Flynn's Dark Places, both set to release this year. Additional upcoming films include The Forger with John Travolta and Grass Stains.
ABOUT MOCKINGBIRD PICTURES:
Mockingbird Pictures was formed in 1999 by Julie Lynn, with Bonnie Curtis joining as a full partner in 2011. Curtis and Lynn are currently in post-production on Victor Levin's 5 to 7, starring Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe. Mockingbird's other recent titles include Arie Posin's The Face of Love, starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, and Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs. Prior to joining Mockingbird, Curtis spent 15 years working with Steven Spielberg, first as his assistant, then as a producer on films including Saving Private Ryan, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and Minority Report. Lynn's credits with Mockingbird include Rodrigo Garcia's Mother and Child with Naomi Watts and Annette Bening, as well as his movie Nine Lives with Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Amanda Seyfried, and Robin Wright. Additional upcoming projects include Meg LeFauve's Showtime series Girl in a Box, Russ Beene's adaptation of the Ron Rash novel "One Foot in Eden," which Iain Softley will direct.