Oscar Isaac will star opposite Viggo Mortensen in thriller “Two Faces of January”, according to Variety. It’s a reunion for Isaac and Hossein Amini, the screenwriter of “Drive” who will be making his directorial debut on this project. Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, the story follows “a con artist, his wife and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.” Filming is slated for the end of this year.
Increasingly becoming an in demand actor, the star of “Drive” and “W.E.” famously landed a major role in Tony Gilroy’s “The Bourne Legacy” after the director wasn’t able to convince the studio to let him cast Isaac as the lead. Jeremy Renner took that job, but Isaac did land the lead in the Coen Brothers’ new movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, as well as the male lead opposite Elizabeth Olsen in period drama/thriller “Therese” (formerly “Therese Raquin”). Both of those have wrapped up, and Isaac can next be seen in ensemble dramedy “Ten Year” and “Won’t Back Down” opposite Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal.