It was way back in September 2012 that word first arrived that the brilliantly talented actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, would be directing a sort of horror film called Ezekiel Moss. Things have been quiet ever since on the ghost story, until now…
Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams have just been cast in the lead roles in the film, which means we have three of the most talented actors in the world today working together on what sounds like an awesome concept.
Titled Ezekiel Moss, the Black List story was written by Keith Bunin (Horns), and see’s a young boy befriend a drifter who claims he can speak to the dead, with the setting being the Depression Era. Cathy Schulman, a producer for Mandalay Pictures, had this to say about working with Hoffman:
“Hoffman is one of the great talents of our generation. We are thrilled to be in his capable hands directing this captivating and gothic exploration of faith and the supernatural.”
Adams will play Iris, who, emotionally fragile after the loss of her husband, runs a boarding house to get by and provide for her spirited son, Joel. They reside in a small town overrun by religious fervor, and their lives are forever changed when she begins to fall in love with Ezekiel Moss (Gyllenhaal), a mysterious drifter who has the divine ability to channel and physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.
Exclusive Media and its president of international sales and distribution Alex Walton will handle overseas sales at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.