Cannes: 'Macbeth' Director Serving up Ivan Lendl Comedy

Justin Kurzel will produce while his brother Jed directs for the first time.

Justin Kurzel, director of Cannes competition title Macbeth, is set to produce Ivan Lendl Never Learnt to Volley, a dark comedy, which will be the directorial debut of his brother, musician and composer Jed Kurzel (who also scored Macbeth).

The project, which was devised by both Kurzel brothers, will star French actor Denis Menochet (Inglourious Basterds) in the lead role as a man with a fanatical desire to see his son become tennis champion.

Alongside Kurzel, Warp Films Australia’s Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw will produce.

Protagonist Pictures will handle international sales of the film, which will shoot later this year in Europe and Australia. Madman Entertainment will distribute in Australia and New Zealand.

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