Variety is reporting that Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and Lily Collins (To the Bone) are set to star in The Cradle, an adaptation of Patrick Somerville’s 2009 novel which is being directed by Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling).
The film, which has been scripted by Somerville and Dickson Leach, will see O’Connell and Collins as Matt and Marissa, a young couple preparing for the birth of their first child. As the last-minute nerves set in, Matt is sent on a mission to find the cradle that Marrissa had as a baby. The journey he subsequently embarks upon changes their family forever.
“When we read Patrick Somerville’s book ‘The Cradle,’ we immediately fell in love with his exquisitely complex story about family ties which balances the emotional pull of parent-child connections with comically eccentric touches,” said producer Gail Mutrux of Pretty Pictures.
“We were so moved by Hope Dickson Leach’s highly acclaimed and beautifully observed debut feature, ‘The Levelling,’ which immediately placed her as a major new talent,” added Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. “We’re thrilled to be working with her and the team at Pretty Pictures on this wonderfully life affirming, funny and heartfelt film about coming to terms with your past to face your future.”