Deadline is reporting that Oscar Isaac will star in “Life Itself,” which unfortunately is not an adaptation of Roger Ebert’s memoir. Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us,” “Pitch,” “Danny Collins”) will write and direct the project, which is a co-production between FilmNation and Temple Hill.
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Isaac, who was most recently seen in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and will next appear in “The Promise,” is playing “the catalyst character who triggers an ensemble multi-generational love story that weaves together several characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back,” according to Deadline.
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Isaac has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors in recent years, with a high-profile role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” complementing smaller-scale fare like “Ex Machina” and “A Most Violent Year.” No other casting announcements have been made as of yet, and “Life Itself” has yet to receive a projected release date.
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