Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class, Contraband) has been cast in the main role in Broken Dream, a futuristic love story directed by John Boorman (The Tailor of Panama, Deliverance). The film was due to be produced nearly twenty years ago with River Phoenix (Stand By Me) starring as the lead, before the actor’s untimely death.
Boorman has reportedly been waiting for the right actor to play the role ever since. The film was co-scripted by Boorman and Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), who coincidentally has just finished filming his vampire tale Byzantium with Jones.
John Boorman has described Broken Dream as the story of “a man, an illusionist who discovers how to make objects disappear, completely disappear, so that everything material becomes a spirit.” John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is attached to play Jones’ father in the film and casting for the female lead is underway.
Caleb Landry Jones can next be seen in Brandon [son of David] Cronenberg’s thriller Antiviral with Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), and Byzantium with Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) and Johnny Lee Miller (Dark Shadows).