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Steve Clark is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Thomas Moffett.
The story centers on a highly celebrated actor (Irons), whose spectacular career is matched only by his rugged good looks and effortless, devilish charm. Atticus’ estranged son, Paul (Huston), is nothing like his philandering, drinking, devil-may-care father. He is a feminist and professor who is devoted to his partner Clementine.
Paul has wanted nothing to do with his parents’ divorce. But when a medical condition forces Atticus to hitch a ride from Los Angeles to New York to be at his daughter’s wedding, Paul becomes his only option. And so begins their madcap, odd-couple journey across the U.S.
David M. Rosenthal is producing the film with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Tom Lassally and Will Rowbotham under Rosenthal and Clark’s production banner Pandemic Film.
Content Media will handle international sales for An Actor Prepares and introduce the project to distributors for the first time next week in Cannes.
CAA is repping the film’s North American distribution rights.
Principal photography is slated to begin this fall.
“We can’t wait to see Mr. Irons and Mr. Huston go head to head in this wonderfully funny and emotional crowd pleaser, and we’re thrilled to be working with Steve, David and our friends at 3 Arts,” Carmichael said in a statement.
In addition to An Actor Prepares, Content’s international sales slate includes Pistorius, the feature documentary about the disgraced Olympic sports icon; the action-thriller The Worker, starring Michael Pena; the Manolo Blahnik documentary Manolo; and the Niki Caro-helmed Maria Callas biopic Callas, starring Noomi Rapace.
Irons, who most recently appeared in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is repped by CAA.
Huston, star of the upcoming Biblical epic Ben Hur, is handled by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
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