“Warm Bodies” star Nicholas Hoult has signed on to Rupert Wyatt’s WWI romancer “Birdsong.”
The film will be produced by “Albert Nobbs” producer Alan Moloney and Wyatt. Lensing will take place in Belgium and the U.K.
Embankment Films represents worldwide sales starting this week at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Hoult will portray 21-year old officer old Stephen Wraysford who falls in love with a beautiful older married woman. Wyatt has adapted the screenplay from Sebastian Faulks’ novel.
“Nicholas Hoult is the holy grail in my search for Stephen,” Wyatt said.
“Warm Bodies” has generated some heat at the U.S. box office, topping the Feb. 1-3 frame with $20 million. He’ll be seen next in “Jack The Giant Slayer,” followed by “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “X Men: Days of Future Past.”
Hoult has also been cast along with Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee in futuristic thriller “Young Ones,” written and directed by Jake Paltrow. Principal photography began Feb. 1 in South Africa’s Northern Cape desert.
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Nicholas Hoult (“Warm Bodies”), Michael Shannon (“Take Shelter”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8″) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“Let Me In”) are set to star in futuristic thriller “Young Ones,” written and directed by Jake Paltrow.
Produced by Subotica’s Tristan Orpen Lynch and Spier Films’ Michael Auret, Paltrow’s sophomore outing, coming five years after “The Good Night,” began principal photography Feb. 1 in South Africa’s Northern Cape desert.
Set in a violent near-future where water has become the most precious — and fastest-dwindling — resource on the planet, “Young Ones” turns on a 14-year-old boy forced use his wits to survive.
Marina Fuentes, Peter Garde and Quickfire’s James Atherton and Jan Pace and Brian O’Shea exec produce. Fuentes’ 6 Sales and O’Shea’s the Exchange handle international sales. UTA is repping North America rights. “Young Ones” has pre-sold to Ascot Elite (Germany), Lusomundo (Portugal), Polar Star (Latin America) and Front Row (Middle East).
Cinematographer is Giles Nuttgens (“Midnight’s Children”), production designer is Sharon Lomofsky (“Very Good Girls”) and costume designer is Diana Cilliers (“District 9″).
“Jake’s engaging tale of hope and courage in a neo-realistic dystopia will have universal appeal,” said Auret, which produced Berlin Competition player “Layla Fourie.”
Lionsgate-Summit release “Warm Bodies,” starring Hoult, outperformed expectations in the U.S. with a $20.4 million weekend bow Feb.1.
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I know this news is a bit late but it is too good not to share! Warm Bodies topped the box office last weekend with $20.4 million!
Success for Warm Bodies over an anticipated slow Super Bowl weekend Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters $9.2M $34.5M Despite awful reviews Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters still manages to hold second place Silver Linings Playbook $8.1M $80.4M Great result for Silver Linings which nabs the number three spot again Mama $6.7M $58.3M Fourth place for the top grossing horror movie since 2011′s Paranormal Activity 3 Zero Dark Thirty $5.3M $77.8M The controversial thriller still manages to hold it’s place in the top five
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Its main star may be a dead guy, but Summit’s new release Warm Bodies exhibited nothing but life in its first day at the box office.
The zombie-themed romantic comedy (zom-rom-com?) easily topped the chart on Friday with $8.7 million. Last year, the teen superpower adventure Chronicle earned $8.6 million the Friday before Super Bowl Sunday and finished the frame with $22 million. Since Warm Bodies, which is based on the popular novel by Isaac Marion, already has a built-in following, it’s likely that it will be more frontloaded and finish the weekend with about $20 million. Still, that’s a tremendous start for a high-concept comedy that cost about $35 million.