Magazine article Screen International

Gillian Anderson, Kodi Smit-McPhee Set to 'Croak'

Magazine article Screen International

Gillian Anderson, Kodi Smit-McPhee Set to 'Croak'

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X-Files star Gillian Anderson is set to star alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee in the first live-action film from director Sam Fell.

Smith-McPhee is in final negotiations to star in Croak, which would reunite him with his ParaNorman director. The young actor, seen opposite Michael Fassbender in Sundance title Slow West, was recently cast as Nightcrawler in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Also cast is newcomer Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays).

Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder's new sales outfit, Cornerstone Films, is introducing the fantastical feature to buyers in Cannes. UTA is handling the US.

Nicole Carmen-Davis, Rebekah Gilbertson and Philippa Campbell are producing the film, written by Lucy Moore, which centres on a world-weary 17-year-old Jenny (Cobham-Hervey) and mysterious, geeky Marcus (Smit-McPhee) - a young grim reaper living somewhere between the land of the living and oblivion.

Anderson is to play the character of the grim "Mistress" who keeps a watchful eye over Marcus' every misstep in the human world. …

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