Magazine article Screen International

Jack O'Connell, Lily Collins to Star in 'The Cradle' for 'The Levelling' Director

Magazine article Screen International

Jack O'Connell, Lily Collins to Star in 'The Cradle' for 'The Levelling' Director

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Protagonist Pictures launching project in Cannes.

Jack O’Connell (Starred Up) and Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) will lead the cast of The Cradle for writer-director Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling).

Jack O’Connell, Lily Collins

Protagonist Pictures has boarded the project and will launch the script to buyers in Cannes. UTA and CAA handle North American rights.

O’Connell and Collins will play Matt and Marissa, a couple who are expecting their first baby. Both are unprepared - Matt is having panic attacks and Marissa wants the nursery to be so perfect that she asks Matt to track down the cradle she had herself as a baby. Matt hits the road to track down the object in an attempt to keep his wife happy, soon making a discovery that will change their family forever.

Director Dickson Leach’s previous feature The Levelling was BIFA nominated and won her a Scottish Bafta for best writer. She was also awarded the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary in association with the BFI in October 2016. …

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