Nor’easter Retreat: Scoot McNairy, Jack Reynor & Emily Browning Check In to Lance Edmands’ “Brightwater”
Lance Edmands is finally set to direct his sophomore feature and he’ll have Scoot McNairy, Jack Reynor and Emily Browning‘s moral compasses all misaligned in a L‘Avventura-esque land drama. Deadline don’t give deets on the production start date for Brightwater, but we imagine that this is a summer shoot in Edmands’ beloved Maine. This is produced by Symbolic Exchange’s Joe Pirro and Alex Lipschultz (see our Sundance trading card profile), and James Schamus is joined by Stephen Kelliher and Sophie Green as executive producers. We’re big fans of Edmands’ 2013 debut, Bluebird (read review) — an ensemble drama submerged in collective despondency. That filmed was lensed by Jody Lee Lipes and scored by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans.
This is about a big-city architect travel to an isolated Maine island with plans to build a sprawling luxury resort, but when his girlfriend mysteriously vanishes, he embarks on a desperate search across the unforgiving landscape and into his own psyche.