Morfydd Clark, best known for her recent work as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, along with Jai Courtney, best known for 2016’s Suicide Squad, are to star in the dark comedy The Fox.
Clark and Courtney have signed up to feature in the folk story that marks the directorial debut from Australian writer-director Dario Russo.
The film tells the story of the heir to a vineyard dynasty who takes drastic action after finding out that his fiance is cheating on him. He decides to take the advice of a fox, who promises him a way to transform his doomed relationship which involves pushing his loved one down a magic hole.
Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings are producing for Australia’s Causeway Films while Dave Bishop, Luane Gauer, and George Hamilton are executive producers.
Principal photography on the film will commence in Australia in the summer of 2023.
“Dario is a one-of-a-kind talent and a writer-director we have wanted to work with since seeing his cult hit series ‘Danger 5’,” the producers have said in a recent statement. “It’s an honor to support him to make his debut feature, which is a brilliant and absurdly funny satire about human relationships and the struggle between our desire for domestication and our animal natures.”
“We are thrilled to bring together exemplary lead actors in Morfydd and Jai, who will bring reality, nuance, and charisma to these roles,” they add.
“Dario is a trailblazing visionary and the perfect helmer for this striking fable filled with gallows humor, which explores desire, deceit, and what truly goes on behind the facade of normality.” Dave Bishop also added.
We’ll keep you posted on the movie as more details surface!