Rupert Friend and Ivana Lynch to star in ‘James and Lucia’ about James Joyce and his daughter – EFM

Exclusive: homeland And Death of Stalin Actor Rupert Friend is set to star alongside harry potter Starring Ivana Lynch James and LuciaA biopic of famous author James Joyce that will focus on the Irish author’s relationship with his daughter.

Written and directed by Robert Mullan (Crazy to be normal), Motus Studios is presenting the movie to buyers this week at EFM in Berlin.

Based on the last decade of Joyce’s life, first in Paris then in Zurich, the film depicts his struggle with his failing eyesight and, centrally, his efforts to protect his beloved daughter Lucia. Once treated by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, Joyce was diagnosed as schizophrenic in the mid-1930s and institutionalized in Switzerland and the UK.

Joyce, a towering figure in twentieth-century literature, is known for works including Ulysses, A portrait of the artist as a young man, Finnegan’s WakeAnd Dubliners.

The film will be produced by Rupert Hollier and Gabby Whiteheart. Simon Fawcett is executive-producing for Filmtrax Media, and Emanuele Moretti is producing for Motus. The shooting is scheduled to take place in Italy in April this year.

Robert Mullan says:James and Lucia It’s less about literary genius and more about a father’s deep love for his daughter – as he protects her from inappropriate lovers, overzealous psychiatrists and, most importantly, her own demons.”

Friend is coming Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jay Roach’s Apple series high desert. Upcoming movies include Wes Anderson movies Asteroid City And The Amazing Story of Henry Sugar and Pierre Morel action pictures canary black. Lynch, who starred in Luna Lovegood harry potter franchise, last starred in the 2019 feature Madness in method.

Joyce’s Dubliners Inspired John Huston’s Oscar-nominated 1987 drama deadAnjelica Huston, the director’s daughter, plays the role.

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