Ben Stiller and Oscar Isaac are teaming up with Stiller on board to direct Isaac in the Lionsgate film London. The film is an adaptation of a short story by The Snowman author Jo Nesbo, with Ben Stiller on board to direct and will be written for the screen by “Dune” screenwriter Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for Forrest Gump and was last nominated for A Star Is Born.
No plot details are yet available on this mysterious short story. The project was first identified by Isaac, who obtained the rights to the story and will produce via his Mad Gene Media banner with Jason Spire. Stiller will also produce via his Red Hour production banner with Nicky Weinstock. Nesbo will executive produce along with Niclas Salomonsson. Brady Fujikawa and Scott O’Brien will oversee for Lionsgate.
As a director, Stiller has given features such as Tropic Thunder and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, earned a directing Emmy nomination in 2019 for the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora. Isaac is coming off of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and will next star in “Dune” for director Denis Villeneuve. He will also star for writer-director Paul Schrader in “The Card Counter.”
Isaac is repped by WME and Inspire Entertainment and Stiller is repped by WME and 3 Arts.
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