Ewan McGregor And Tye Sheridan To Star In Rodrigo Garcia’s LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT
Mockingbird Pictures and Division Films announce today that Ewan McGregor and Tye Sheridan have signed on to star in their co-production of LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, which is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs). Ciarán Hinds (There Will Be Blood) and Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons) round out the film’s cast as Sheridan’s Father and Mother.
LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT follows a holy man and a demon—both roles played by McGregor—on a journey through the desert. An encounter with a family struggling to survive in this harsh environment forces the holy man to confront his own fate.
The film is produced by Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures along with Wicks Walker of Division Films, who financed the picture in collaboration with recently shingled Ironwood Entertainment, with Aspiration Media and New Balloon in association. The film has commenced principal photography in the Southern California desert.
Garcia and director of photography “Chivo” Lubezki are reunited for the picture after having worked together many years ago on Garcia’s Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, which was awarded Un Certain Regard at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Lubezki received his sixth Academy Award nomination recently for his work on GRAVITY.
Ewan McGregor most recently wrapped production on MORTDECAI opposite Johnny Depp. He currently stars in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.
Tye Sheridan received the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and several film critics recognition, most recently receiving a nomination for Best Young Actor by the Broadcast Film Critics Association on behalf of his performance in the film MUD. He will next be seen starring alongside Nicolas Cage in the upcoming film Joe as well as Gillian Flynn’s DARK PLACES, both set to release this year. Additional upcoming films include THE FORGER with John Travolta and Grass Stains.