Like Crazy and Equals director Drake Doremus has found leads for his currently-untitled next project, described as a unique love story. THR reports Charlie Hunnam and Lea Séydoux have joined the film, assumedly as the central focus of the story, which is penned by Rich Greenberg. It will be produced by Scott Free Productions, Ridley Scott’s production studio that worked on Equals. Hunnam can next be seen in James Gray’s The Lost City of Z along with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is an update by director Guy Ritchie on the classic legend. Séydoux, who won best actress at Cannes for Blue is the Warmest Color, can be seen most recently in The Lobster.
In other news, Variety reports Ellen Page and Kate Mara have been cast to star in Princess director Tali Shalom-Ezer‘s latest film, a romantic drama titled Mercy. The film is penned by Joe Barton, and follows Lucy (Page), whose life begins to unravel as she falls in love with a woman (Mara) who falls on the opposite side of her political cause, all while her father is on death row.
Page and Mara will both produce with Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, the latter two who both have been looking to work with Ezer: “We were so enthralled by Tali’s first film and have been looking to work with Ellen and Kate for years. This is the perfect project to bring everybody together,” the pair stated. Mara can next be seen in the sci-fi thriller Morgan, while Page was recently seen in Into The Forest. Mercy will shoot next month in Cincinnati and hopefully it can live up to Tiny Detectives.