Kyle Chandler has joined the cast of George Clooney’s post-apocalyptic Netflix movie.
The untitled project, announced earlier this summer, is based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Adapted by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) for the screen, it follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth.
Clooney will direct the film and also star in it opposite Felicity Jones. Deadline reports that Chandler will join them, playing Mitchell; an American astronaut. The casting follows Chandler working with Clooney on Hulu series Catch 22.
Heslov is producing the project with Clooney under their Smokehouse Pictures banner, with Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment.
George Clooney heads to Netflix for Mark L. Smith movie
25th June 2019
George Clooney is heading to Netflix for his next project, a movie by Mark L. Smith.
The Up in the Air star and former ER heartthrob is in pre-production on the untitled feature, which he will direct and star in. Mark L. Smith adapted the screenplay from the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Smokehouse Pictures’ Grant Heslov (Academy Award Winner) and Clooney will produce alongside Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment, who sourced the material.
This post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth. Brooks-Dalton’s novel was met with critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books.
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” says Clooney. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” adds Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division. “The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”
The film will begin production in October.