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Ben Stiller and Oscar Isaac are teaming up. Stiller will direct Isaac in the Lionsgate film London, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film, an adaptation of a short story by The Snowman author Jo Nesbo, will be written for the screen by Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for Forrest Gump and was last nominated for A Star Is Born.
No plot details were given on the mysterious short story. Isaac 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.
Stiller, known for directing 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 has already completed work on the upcoming Dune.
Stiller, Isaac and Nesbo are repped by WME. Roth is repped by CAA.
A previous version mischaracterized the film as having having a sci-fi element.
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