The UK/Canada co-production will be directed by Matthew Thompson, whose previous film “Dummy” (not to be confused with the Adrien Brody ventriloquism vehicle of the same name) was a 2008 British drama starring Aaron Johnson (“Kick-Ass,” “Nowhere Boy”). Thompson also directed the National Geographic Channel documentary “March of the Dinosaurs,” which adds up to a rather eclectic background for any filmmaker (a gritty drama, an animated dinosaur doc), but one that feels oddly ideal for the director of a thriller set in a superstitious gypsy community in rural England.
It is great to see Morton taking on roles, as she has not appeared on screen coming on three years. Her last performance was as the mourning widow in Oren Moverman’s excellent film, “The Messenger,” and now she has four movies on the way. In addition to ‘The Mulo,’ Morton will appear in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” the cowardly retitled “John Carter” (formerly “John Carter of Mars”), and “Decoding Annie Parker.”
The project is now up for grabs at the American Film Market. No start date has been set just yet. [ScreenDaily]