Adrien Brody and Vera Farmiga have been cast as the leads in the independent mystery thriller The Salamander Lives Twice with production scheduled to begin in the spring. Brody will be playing a man with an impenetrable briefcase and no memory who is found on the shoreline of a remote island by a woman and her daughter – played by Farmiga – who are the last remaining members of a once-prosperous family dynasty.
And Timpson is directing The Salamander Lives Twice from a Toby Harvard script, with a story by Timpson and Harvard. The film is produced by Emma Slade for Firefly Films, Katie Holly for Blinder Films and is executive produced by Timpson and XYZ Films.
Brody is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in The Pianist, but also his work on King Kong, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Midnight in Paris. Brody is also starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming The French Dispatch, Netflix’s Blonde and the action-thriller Clean, which he co-wrote, scored and produced under his Fable House Banner and is currently filming the television series Chapelwaite for Epix, based on a Stephen King novel.
Farmiga received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in Up in the Air, received Emmy nominations for her work on Bates Motel and was nominated for an Emmy for Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us. She also starred in two films from the Conjuring franchise and will be starring in the upcoming The Many Saints of Newark and the Conjuring: The Devil made Me Do It.