Adam Driver has signed on to star in the horror-thriller 65, from Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, writers of A Quiet Place, and boasts Sam Raimi as a producer. Beck and Woods will also make their directorial debut with the project.
Driver will reportedly play an opioid addict who has become a hopeless shadow of his former self. When he’s involved in a catastrophic accident, the only other person to emerge from the crash is a 9-year-old girl who speaks a different language. The two of them must work together to survive. There is reportedly a supernatural tinge to the film.
Raimi and Zainab Azizi will produce for Raimi Productions along with Debbie Liebling, while Beck and Woods will also produce via their new production company Beck/Woods.
The duo actually have history with Raimi, having written and directed an episode of his Quibi series 50 States Of Fright, though considering Quibi’s problems, don’t expect to see them amplifying that credit too much.
Driver, a two-time Oscar nominee, has already proven his immense versatility with roles in films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Marriage Story, The Dead Don’t Die and The Report. Seeing him lead a horror-thriller should be a bunch of fun.
65 will have to find a gap in Driver’s schedule to film though. He still has to finish shooting Ridley Scott‘s The Last Duel, which just resumed production.
He’s also signed on to work with Scott again on Gucci opposite Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. On top of that, he’s also on board to star in Jeff Nichols‘ Yankee Commandante.
Driver will next be seen in Leos Carax‘s music-centric Annette alongside Marion Cotillard. Considering Carax’s previous films, who knows what to expect from that.