James White director Josh Mond is heading to Netflix for his latest project, Last Sons of America, starring Peter Dinklage.
The film is based on the graphic novel by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith. Matt Reeves’ production company 6th and Idaho acquired the rights to the book from Boom! Studios, which has a first look deal 20th Century Fox – the pair are currently in pre-production on Mouse Guard for the studio. Reeves, meanwhile, has a first look deal at Netflix for 6th & Idaho, which is how Last Sons wound up at Netflix’s door.
The film is set in the not too distant future, where Americans are no longer able to conceive and children have become a valuable commodity around the globe. Brothers Jackie and Julian (Dinklage) are operating as adoption agents in Colombia, securing deals with families willing to give their children up for a presumably better life in America. When the brothers suddenly find themselves with their backs against the wall, Jackie makes a grave mistake that sends them spiraling into a dark mystery at the root of their world’s status quo; a mystery much darker than they might be able to bear.
Mond is writing and directing the movie, with Reeves and Adam Kassan producing for 6th & Idaho. Dinklage and David Ginsberg are also producing for Estuary Films, and Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are producing for Boom! Studios. 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn and Boom! Studios’ Adam Yoelin are on board as executive producers.