Magazine article Screen International

Weaving in Talks for Gandhi's Bird Eclipse

Magazine article Screen International

Weaving in Talks for Gandhi's Bird Eclipse

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EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Weaving is in talks to star in fantasy period drama Bird Eclipse, the next project from Ship Of Theseus director Anand Gandhi.

Ship Of Theseus star Sohum Shah will also star in Bird Eclipse, which has been selected for Ontario Media Development Corporation's annual International Financing Forum at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Ship Of Theseus premiered at TIFF in 2012.

Spanning three decades post World War II, Bird Eclipse follows the illegitimate son of a feudal family who is searching for treasure hidden under a dilapidated mansion guarded by a fallen god.

Weaving is being lined up to play the role of a dubious poppy-trading South African, who follows his friend to the house and is afflicted by a curse that makes him a sleeping immortal.

Gandhi met Weaving at the Sydney Film Festival in 2013 and the actor later presented the Australian theatrical release of Ship Of Theseus. …

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