Celebrated commercials director Edson Oda has tapped Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Bill Skarsgard (It) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) to star in his feature directorial debut Nine Days, which has been developed through the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Labs.
Deadline reports that the logline for Nine Days reads: “In a house, distant from the reality we know, a reclusive man (Duke) interviews prospective candidates, a personification of human souls (Beetz, Skarsgård, Wong & David Rysdahl) – for the privilege that he once had.”
“[I am] thrilled to be working with such an incredible cast and amazing team,” said Brazilian-born Oda. “So grateful for all the support I have received. Nine Days is a very personal story to me, and I can’t imagine a better team to help me tell it.”
“This is one of the most beautiful and complex human stories we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of, so eloquently spanning across cultures and vantage points, yet set in a world that we’ve never experienced before,” added producers Jason Michael Berman, Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall.Being able to partake in creating something so wholly original, and facilitating the realization of Edson’s singular vision with the help of this outrageously talented cast and crew, is truly exciting.”