European cast aboard Julian Barnes’ adaptation of The Porcupine
by Annika Pham
- Julian Barnes’ screen adaptation of his novel The Porcupine to be directed by Srdjan Dragojevic for UK’s F&ME and Serbia’s Delirium has actors Karl Markovics and Rade Serbedzija in lead roles
Austrian actor Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters [+see also:
film profile]) and former Yougoslavia’s legendary actor Rade Serbedzija (Eyes Wide Shut) are going to star in Srdjan Dragojevic’s (photo) upcoming film The Porcupine produced by Serbia’s Delirium and the UK’s Film & Music Entertainment (F&ME). The announcement was made in Cannes.
The Porcupine will be the Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes’ first film adaptation since Metroland (1997). The project will be co-produced by Germany’s Departures Film, Bulgaria’s Camera Ltd, Croatia’s Drugi Plan, Macedonia’s Sektor Film, and Romania’s Elefant Films.
F&ME also announced in Cannes that Dutch production outfit Jaja Filmproductions and Brazil’s TV Zero have boarded Streetkids United 2-Brazil 2014, to be directed by Roberto Berliner. The sequel to the 2011 Berlinale hit Streetkids United -shot during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa- will coincide with the charity event Street Child World Cup, set to take place prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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