Adrien Brody is set to star in thriller Expiration for sales and finance entity Corsan. Brody will also co-produce via his Fable House production company. Expiration is written by Brian Tucker with Corsan handing international sales. Paradigm is repping domestic rights with filming set to begin next March on location in Europe.
The film follows a day in the life of Bobby (Brody), a former CIA agent gone rogue, who finds himself poisoned in a hospital bed attempting to perform one last job. With only one day left to live, Bobby must find out who his murderer is and see the woman he loves one last time.
Brody has had a solid year, earning Emmy and SAG nominations in History miniseries Houdini, and starring in and producing Chinese hit Dragon Blade opposite Jackie Chan. That film grossed $120 million in its first month in China alone. Brody also stars in Septembers Of Shiraz opposite Salma Hayek, which world premieres at this year’s Toronto. Expiration would make Brody’s third collaboration with Corsan after Paul Haggis’ Third Person and Lee Tamahori’s Emperor. Brody is repped by Paradigm.
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Adrien Brody se establece para protagonizar el thriller Expiration para La entidad financiera y de ventas, Corsan. Brody también co-producirá a través de su productora Fable House. Expiration estará escrito por Brian Tucker con Corsan. Paradigma será la encargada de tramitar los derechos nacionales y el set de filmación para comenzar en Marzo próximo en locaciones de Europa.
La película sigue a un día en la vida de Bobby (Brody), un ex agente de la CIA convertido en corrupto, que se encuentra envenenado en una cama de hospital tras intentar realizar un último trabajo. Con sólo un día para vivir, Bobby debe saber quién es su asesino y ver a la mujer que ama por última vez.
Brody ha tenido un año sólido, ganando nominaciones al Emmy y SAG por su actuación en la miniserie Houdini de History Channel, también ha protagonizado y producido en China, la película Dragon Blade junto a Jackie Chan. Esa película fue un record y recaudó $ 120 millones en su primer mes en China por sí sola. Brody también protagoniza Septembers of Shiraz junto a Salma Hayek, que tuvo su estreno mundial en el Festival de Cine de Toronto de este año. Expiration sería la tercera colaboración de Brody con Corsan después de “En tercera Persona” de Paul Haggis y Emperor de Lee Tamahori. Brody es representado por Paradigm.
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As the youngest man ever to win a leading actor Academy Award (aged 29 for The Pianist, 2003), Adrien Brody has since then pretty much pleased himself when it came to choosing projects. In the case of his 2015 Emmy-nominated role in History’s Houdini, Brody had a genuine, personal passion for the fabled magician, having admired him since childhood. Growing up in Queens, Brody would put on his own magic shows as “The Amazing Adrien.”
“I was more than a fan,” Brody says. “Not only did I have a fascination with magic, but I had aspirations of becoming a magician when I was a boy.”
Of his Emmy nom for the role, Brody says, “receiving recognition for a heroic figure in my life and for something as meaningful as magic for it to have led me into acting and then led me to ultimately play the key figure in that world is pretty remarkable.”
“Not only did I have a fascination with magic,” Brody says, “but I had aspirations of becoming a magician when I was a boy.”
Interestingly, Brody experienced parallels between the process of acting and working in magic. “You understand the workings of a trick and you make it your own, you develop a patter and you tell that story uniquely, and that’s what makes a great show and a great magician.”
The Houdini role itself was a physical one, involving hanging upside down immersed in water. “The underwater work was particularly challenging,” Brody says, “because it required emotion underwater in confined spaces and completely inverted, which is a very different breathing process and your lung capacity feels different. There’s both physical and psychological pressure. You’re unable to turn around unless you turn around in one specific way–it’s too narrow of a compartment, so you can very easily get wedged and yet you have to hold your breath as long as possible in order to get the shot in too.”
Add to the water chamber the experience of hanging from a crane, suspended by the ankles in a straitjacket. “I’d been fortunate enough to not dislocate my shoulder,” Brody says, “but there’s a lot of struggling in the process.”
But Brody felt well-protected during production and wasn’t concerned about his wellbeing. “That’s not a focal point for me,” he says. “I mean, I think it unfortunately comes with the territory if there’s something like that. But things go wrong and we know that and you hope for the best and you try to prepare.”
Brody currently has several projects in the works. His latest, Septembers of Shiraz, was recently accepted to Toronto. “It’s a beautiful film that I feel grateful to have participated in,” he says. “It’s about the struggles of the people in Iran who were taken in and abducted by the Revolutionary Guard during the fall of the Shah and the regime change there.”
Brody is also co-writing and producing a romantic comedy with his company, Fable House. He says, “it’s a continuation of being able to put a lifetime of what I love about the work and then find an innovative approach that is exciting. It’s a very exciting time for me in a creative capacity.”