Adepero Oduye has joined the cast of Oren Moverman’s adaptation of author Heman Koch’s 2009 novel, “The Dinner.”
Laura Linney, Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall and Chloe Sevigny are also attached to star in the film, which tells a story narrated by Paul Lohman, a former history teacher. He and his wife Claire meet at a fancy restaurant in Amsterdam with his elder brother Serge, a prominent politician and contender for the Dutch prime minister position, and his wife Babette. The plan is to discuss over dinner how to handle a crime committed by their teenage sons, Michel and Rick, respectively. The violent act of the two boys had been filmed by a security camera and shown on TV, but, so far, they have not been identified. The parents have to decide on what to do.
No word yet on what Role Oduye has signed up to play.
Cotty Chubb will produce “The Dinner” via his ChubbCo shingle. Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura will exec produce.
Oduye can currently be seen in “The Big Short.” Upcoming credits include a role in “Geostorm,” a planned 2017 sci-fi action thriller from Dean Devlin, starring Gerard Butler.
Deadline was first to report the news of Oduye’s casting in “The Dinner.”