Magazine article Screen International

Redgrave, Ganz, Laurent Join Cast of Bille August's Night Train to Lisbon

Magazine article Screen International

Redgrave, Ganz, Laurent Join Cast of Bille August's Night Train to Lisbon

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An all-star cast has come aboard Night Train To Lisbon, the new Bille August film which is being sold by K5 International with PalmStar Media Capital and EFish Entertainment who are co-financing.

K5 confirmed today that Vanessa Redgrave, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent, Christopher Lee, Lena Olin, Martina Gedeck and Jack Huston have joined Jeremy Irons on the film. The cast also includes August Diehll, Nicolau Breyner, Adriano Luz, Jose Wallenstein and Beatriz Batarda.

Kevin Frakes' PalmStar Media Capital has recently signed up to co-finance the film, which starts principal photography in March 2012. PalmStar is a financial partner to K5 International.

K5 has already closed deals for Night Train To Lisbon with Concorde for Germany, Frenetic Films for Switzerland and Paradiso for Benelux. The film has received major funding from Germany through FFA, FFHSH, and MBB and from Switzerland through BAK, Zuercher Filmstiftung as well as backing from Eurimages and the US via PalmStar Media Capital, Efish Entertainment.

Scripted by Ulrich Herrman and Greg Latter, Night Train To Lisbon is based on the bestselling novel by Pascal Mercier. It tells the story of Raimund Gregorius (Irons), a Swiss Professor. After saving a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, Gregorius stumbles on, and becomes obsessed by, a mysterious book that convinces him he should leave academia behind and travel to Lisbon. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective, pulling together pieces of the personal and political puzzle. …

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