Later this year, Summit Entertainment will release Fair Game, a thriller starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn that will also appear in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, Deadline is reporting that Summit has gotten their hands on another Watts-driven film.
This time, it is The Impossible, and Watts stars alongside Ewan McGregor in a film that is based on a true story that occurred during the devastating Thailand tsunami is 2004. Juan Antonio Bayona will direct the film from a script written by Sergio G. Sanchez. Bayona previously directed a Sanchez script to critical acclaim in the Guillermo del Toro-produced thriller The Orphanage.
Summit has reportedly bought out all of the rights to The Impossible except for Spain, which has been given to Warner Bros. Production is set to begin in August. Spanish production companies Apaches Entertainment and Telecinco Cinema will co-produce the film.
Do you think Bayona can continue his success from The Orphanage? Will Watts and McGregor make appealing leads?