The Leader, the upcoming biopic about the Heaven’s Gate cult will be directed by Tim Blake Nelson and Vera Farmiga , has attracted another big-name follower.
The Hollywood Reporter can reveal
Simon Rex joined the real life crime drama, earlier this week at Berlin’s European Film Market , The Exchange is presenting the project to buyers.
Farmiga and Nelson will play Ti and Do, the founders of the UFO cult who committed a crime in 2022 The largest mass suicide ever to occur on American soil. THR understands Rex – he has received critical acclaim for CannesRed Rocket and recently completed Zoe Kravitz (Zoe Kravitz)’s directorial debut
Pussy Island, one of several upcoming roles – will play the religion’s leading follower, who faces the devastating consequences.
“Simon Rex is the perfect actor for this humorous, complex and haunting role” The Leader Writer-Director Michael Gallagher. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the stellar cast that brings this human story to life.”
The film will follow Ti and Do as they develop Heaven’s Gate, building a devout community as they They follow and face unforeseen conflict when they think the spaceship transporting their resurrected selves to heaven never arrives – Produced by Cinemand and Balcony 9 Productions, Jana Winternitz, Michael Wormser and Gallagher for Cinemand, Joel David Moore and Max Osswald, Balcony 9. Rishi Bajaj and Daniel Taborga from Balcony 9 will executive produce with Cassian Elwes, Evan Silverberg and Entertainment .
“Simon Rex’s performance will add luster to a very strong commercial project,” said Nat McCormick, President of Worldwide Sales and Distribution, The Exchange.
Rex was represented by Buchwald, Range Media Partners and Narrative.
The Exchange’s EFM lineup includes Orlando Bloom’sThe Cut, Octavia Spencer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucy Liu’s Nobody Nothing Nowhere , Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Guy Pearce’s Neponset Circle , Olivia Munn Rerun , Kathy Bates Thelma , Zoe Saldana and Garrett Hedlund The Absence Of Eden, Venice 2022 contest entry Monica, Steve Zahn and John Magaro’s LaRoy, and Tyrese Gibson and Thomas Jane’s Bosco.