Jon Hamm generally makes pretty awesome choices, from Black Mirror and Baby Driver to Marjorie Prime and Toast Of London. Now, he’s starring in a supernatural thriller that sounds like it’s another winner.
Deadline reports that the Mad Men star has signed on to lead Off Season, which will be the first feature from writer-director Jonathan van Tulleken. Van Tulleken is adapting his own BAFTA-winning short film, which had been snapped up by the most excellent Big Talk Productions and Demilo Productions, with Nira Park and J Miles Dale producing.
The film is about “a man who goes in search of his elderly father who has mysteriously disappeared. Set in the harsh, frozen Canadian tundra, the son’s feverish search exposes shocking family secrets long buried.”
Van Tulleken said “I’ve been thinking obsessively about taking this material to the big screen for several years. It’s a story and world that I feel like I have lived and breathed. I never imagined I’d have the opportunity to do this with such a highly esteemed team around me. Nira Park and Miles Dale are two of the most gifted and respected producers working in film, and on top of that, to have Jon Hamm in the lead role is the kind of good fortune few first time filmmakers are afforded. I cannot wait to see him bring his immense talent to the role of Tenn.”
We can’t either.
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