Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario and More Join Fantasy Adaptation ‘The Moon and the Sun’

March 19, 2014 | Posted By In Casting | 5477 Views


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Indie fantasy adaptation “The Moon and the Sun” have cast a handful of up and comers to join Pierce Brosnan, according to THR. Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, and “Divergent” star Ben Lloyd-Hughes, as well as Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing are now also on board the adapation of Vonda McIntyre’s novel.

The historical-set fantasy sees Brosnan as King Louis XIV, who seeks to rule forever. His search for immortality leads him to capture a mermaid (Fan) in order to steal her life force, but soon his illegitimate daughter (Scodelario) finds the creature and strikes up a friendship with her. So, a lot of ideas thrown in here, but this is a pretty good cast so maybe it’ll actually turn out cool. Focus Features is already on board to distribute the Sean McNamara-directed film in 2015.

Walker, a Broadway vet last seen in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” recently wrapped Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea.” Socdelario won raves for her performances in Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights” and last year’s Sundance hit “The Truth About Emanuel.” Lloyd-Hughes will be seen starting this weekend in “Divergent” opposite Shailene Woodley. Fan is prolific in Chinese cinema, but has begun crossing over to Hollywood, appearing in “Iron Man 3” and playing Blink in this summer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”


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