Thomas Mann and Laia Costa are hitting the hiking trails.
The Me and Earl and the Dying Girl breakout and the Victoria star, respectively, will join in Beachside’s relationship drama Maine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Written and directed by Matthew Brown (whose first feature, In the Treetops, was released last year), the film stars Costa as Bluebird, a married woman from Spain who encounters a younger American hiker, Lake (Mann), while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Amid the anonymous setting of the nature trail, the two strangers begin revealing themselves to one another over a series of emotionally charged days and nights.
Maine is produced by Summer Shelton along with Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside, which is also financing the picture. Costa and Mann are both executive producers on the project. ICM Partners is handling domestic sales. The film is wrapping up production on location in Virginia.
Mann adds Maine to his upcoming slate, which also includes Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island; James Franco’s project The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards; Anthony Scott Burns’ feature directorial debut, Our House; and Andrew Haigh’s drama Lean on Pete. Off-Broadway, he also stars opposite Jason Sudeikis in a new stage version of Dead Poets Society, which officially opens Nov. 17. He is represented by Innovative Artists, Industry Entertainment and attorney Adam Kaller.
Thomas Mann has come on board to play the role of Neil Perry in the new stage adaptation of “Dead Poets Society,” based on the movie starring Robin Williams.
Perry was played by Robert Sean Leonard in the 1989 Peter Weir pic. In the film, Perry was one of Williams’ students who was advised to follow his dream of becoming his actor from Williams’ character, even with a strict father who strongly opposed such ideas.
Mann has also recently signed on to star in the Matthew Brown movie “Maine,” which tells the story of a man and a woman who meet on a journey hiking the Appalachian mountain trail from its southern-most point all the way through to Maine. Summer Shelton, Alex Turtletaub and Michael B. Clark will be producing through Beachside.
The “Project X” star also recently signed on to the A24 pic “Lean on Pete” starring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer.
Mann recently wrapped production on “Kong: Skull Island” and can be seen in the Mel Gibson movie “Blood Father.”
Brain On Fire will be premiering at TIFF this month. Below is the synopsis and a couple of stills from the movie.
A New York Post journalist (Chloë Grace Moretz) suffering from a rare autoimmune disorder is repeatedly misdiagnosed following a series of violent outbursts and severe amnesia, in Gerard Barrett’s adapation of Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.
Pictures of Thomas and Nicola Peltz on set of Our House on July 5th have been added to the gallery.
Thomas and Our House costar Nicola Peltz was seen filming in Port Hope, Ontario on June 16th. 4 pictures have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
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