Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz & Bill Skarsgård To Star In Supernatural Film ‘Nine Days’ | Film News
Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz and Bill Skarsgård have signed on to star in the supernatural drama Nine Days.
It will be the feature debut from filmmaker Edson Oda, and will revolve around Duke’s character – a recluse living in an otherworldly home, who interviews human souls for the privilege of being born. Beetz, Skarsgård, and co-stars Benedict Wong and David Rysdahl will play the interviewees.
Oda said of the project: “I’m thrilled to be working with such an incredible cast and amazing team. 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”.
Usually when a Hollywood film has a supernatural element, it is rooted in genre, usually horror or thriller. To see a more humane, intimate supernatural drama – one that sounds similar to Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s 1998 drama After Life – is interesting. It’s also cool that the stars are all actors who have broken out thanks to recent compelling supporting performances.
The film has been described as a beautiful and complex story, “so eloquently spanning across cultures and vantage points, yet set in a world that we’ve never experienced before”. That’s according to producers Jason Michael Berman, Mette-Marie Kongsved, and Laura Turnstall.
Nine Days sounds like a terrific debut project for Oda. He’s been nominated for a Latin Grammy and has received a Gold Lion and three Bronze Lions at Cannes International Creativity Festival in his short career. This is the opportunity he’s been waiting for, and it sounds like there’s a hell of a fascinating idea to play off here.