We knew there was a cosmetic change in terms of who might be part of the ensemble, but who and how the new lego pieces fit has finally been revealed. Deadline confirms that Brady Corbet’s long-awaited third feature (which is currently being filmed in Hungary) will be comprised of Adrien Brody, Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Isaach De Bankolé, Alessandro Nivola, Jonathan Hyde, Peter Polycarpou, (with a re-teaming with) Raffey Cassidy and Stacy Martin. The Brutalist also sees Crobet reteam with his The Childhood of a Leader and Vox Lux cinematographer Lol Crawley. we imagine that filming will conclude in late April or early May with the team moving to the US for the second half of the shoot.
Co-written by Corbet with filmmaker-partner Mona Fastvold , this chronicles thirty years of an artist’s life. When visionary architect László Toth (Brody) and his wife Erzsébet (Jones) flee post-war Europe to rebuild their legacy in America, a mysterious and wealthy client (Pearce) ends up changing their lives forever.
While Corbet has been tinkering around with the project for some time now, we highly doubt that The Brutalist will be ready for a Golden Lion comp slot (Alberto Barbera will indeed be keeping tabs on this project). Cannes 2024 is already shaping up to be a vintage year.