AFM: Adrien Brody, Vera Farmiga Team for Mystery Thriller 'The Salamander Lives Twice'

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XYZ is handling worldwide sales on the film, from 'Come to Daddy' director Ant Timpson

Adrien Brody and Vera Farmiga are set to headline Ant Timpson's mystery thriller The Salamander Lives Twice, heading to the virtual American Film Market with XYZ Films.

Written by Toby Harvard (The Greasy Strangler, Tropical Cop Tales), with a story by Timpson (Come to Daddy, Turbo Kid) and Harvard, the film will center on an injured man (Brody), who is found with an impenetrable briefcase and no memory on the shoreline of a remote island by Iris and her daughter Goggy (Farmiga), the last remaining members of a once prosperous family dynasty.

The Salamander Lives Twice is produced by Emma Slade (Come to Daddy) for Firefly Films, Katie Holly (Love & Friendship) for Blinder Films and is executive produced by Timpson and XYZ, which is handling worldwide sales. The film is scheduled for production in spring of 2021. CAA Media Finance is co-repping domestic rights.

XYZ’s slate of production and sales titles include Dual, starring Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul and Beulah Koale, The Trip starring Noomi Rapace and Aksel Hennie, Run Rabbit Run with Elisabeth Moss, as well as current release Vivarium starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, Cut Throat City directed by RZA and upcoming release Synchronic starring Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie. XYZ is also in post-production on Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette.

Brody is repped by CAA; Farmiga is repped by CAA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Timpson is repped by CAA.