Magazine article Screen International

Carol Morley to Shoot Martin Amis Thriller in US with Patricia Clarkson

Magazine article Screen International

Carol Morley to Shoot Martin Amis Thriller in US with Patricia Clarkson

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EXCLUSIVE: BFI, BBC Films, Independent, Luc Roeg also on board.

Dreams Of A Life and The Falling director Carol Morley will begin production on her next film in Atlanta, Georgia, in autumn 2017.

Out Of Blue, based on Martin Amis's neo-noir detective novel Night Train, will star Shutter Island star Patricia Clarkson in the lead role as homicide detective Mike Hoolihan, with Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio), Mamie Gummer (The End of the Tour) and Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq) also attached.

Further cast announcements are expected soon.

Developed with the support of the BFI, with National Lottery funding, and BBC Films, the film will be produced by Luc Roeg (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Cairo Cannon (Dreams Of A Life) and will be sold by Independent in Cannes.

In Out Of Blue, when Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.

Revolving around contemporary Atlanta, the detective's quest for the truth destabilizes her view of the world, and herself.

Amis' novel also explores questions around gender and trauma.

Cannon and Morley Productions (CAMP) is run by writer-director Morley and producer Cannon. …

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