Last week we reported that Chad Hartigan selected Blacklist screenplay Little Fish with Olivia Cooke attached, this week, THR reports that Jack O’Connell, Raul Castillo and Soko have joined the project due to begin lensing later this month. The producer’s patch includes Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik, Tim Headington and Lia Buman of Tango, Chris Ferguson of Oddfellows Entertainment, and Mattson Tomlin. Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, and Michael Heimler of Black Bear Pictures will executive produce, along with Fred Berger of Automatik, Tango’s Max Silva. Little Fish also becomes Olivia Cooke’s first producing gig — she will also exec producing.
Gist: Based on the short story by novelist Aja Gabel, written by Mattson Tomlin, this is about a couple Emma (Cooke) and Jude (O’Connell) who fight to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.
Worth Noting: Soko, who has a bit part in Maxime Giroux’s La grande noirceur, is slowly breaking into English language film and shoots across the pond.
Do We Care?: Stellar twosome pairing of Brit thesps should provide headlining bang for the buck in what might be an everyday is like Sunday type of virus vibe.