Henry Golding has joined the cast of Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater‘s adaptation of Chuck Klosterman‘s Downtown Owl, which marks their directorial debut.
Sony’s Stage 6 Films label is behind the movie, which is presently filming in Minnesota. In addition to Rabe, Golding will be seen with Ed Harris, Jack Dylan Grazer, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wittrock, and August Blanco Rosenstein.
The script was written by Linklater and is based on Klosterman‘s New York Times best-selling novel. It is set in the imaginary town of Owl, North Dakota, which is semi-isolated from the 1980s pop culture that surrounds it. A whiteout blizzard upends the lives of three residents — an elderly man who spends his afternoons reminiscing in the local coffee shop, a depressed high school backup quarterback, and a new English teacher at the local high school — whose lives, along with the lives of the town’s other residents, are upended.
Bettina Barrow and Rabe, as well as Rebecca Green and Linklater, will produce for Kill Claudio Productions. Laura Rister, Lee Broda, and Joel Michaely executive produce, together with Tom McLeod as co-executive. The music will be composed by T Bone Burnett.
Stage 6 Film has Eric Charles and Elizabeth Grave in charge of the project. The initiative, which was a part of the Sundance Institute Creative Producing Summit and Talent Forum, is being funded by Three Point Capital.
CAA, Megan Silverman Management, and Goodman Genow are the representatives of Golding. In addition, the actor has roles in Netflix’s Jane Austen adaptation Persuasion and Paramount’s animated picture The Tiger’s Apprentice.