Giuseppe Capotondi’s ‘Andorra’ will start shooting in September. The film’s main setting is Australia, and it centres on Alexander Fox, a “American who begins an idyllic new life in the tiny sovereign state of Andorra after a personal tragedy, determined to reinvent himself.” His involvement with the retired Australian Mrs. Dent and the matriarch’s daughter Miss Quay causes his life to change. As soon as bodies start to show up in the harbour, Alex “finds himself in a spiralling crisis of conscience and identity, in a country he may not be able to escape from.”
The Burnt Orange Heresy, starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger, and Donald Sutherland, made Italian director Capotondi famous in the US. His first feature film, “The Double Hour,” had its world premiere at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, where Kseniya Rappoport won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. His other credits include a number of episodes of “Berlin Station,” “Suburra: Blood on Rome,” and “Endeavour,” a British television programme.
“Andorra is not what it seems, a Kafkaesque tale of murder, love, and deception. According to Capotondi, who spoke about the movie via The Hollywood Reporter, “Alexander finds himself in a loop that’s almost hard to escape, like an ant on a Möbius strip. “Andorra is pure escapism—funny, erotic, enigmatic, extravagantly beautiful, exhilarating, and completely fulfilling. Exactly,” he emphasised.
The movie was written by renowned author Peter Cameron and is based on his self-titled book. The author, who is well known for his work “What Happens at Night,” previously collaborated with Heather Quinn on the Marvel adaptation “Werewolf by Night” for Disney+. The other films adapted from Cameron’s book are “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You,” “The City of Your Final Destination,” and “The Weekend.”
Alexander Fox is played by Bobby Cannavale, who is well-known for his roles in “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vinyl,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Master of None.” His most recent roles include Dean Brannock in “The Watcher,” Joe DiMaggio in “Blonde,” etc. In the movie, Debicki will collaborate once more with Capotondi to play Mrs. Dent. Princess Diana in “The Crown,” Ayesha in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” Kat in “Tenet,” and other roles are among the actress’ most recent credits. After acting Mrs. Coulter in “His Dark Materials,” Petula Spencer in “See How They Run,” Alison Bailey in “The Affair,” Alice Morgan in “Luther,” etc., Ruth Wilson plays Miss Quay. Mrs. Quay is portrayed by Joanna Lumley, who also plays Mary Rawlinson in “Me Before You.”
The movie is made by Melbourne-based Jump Street Films’ Jamie Bialkower. The executive producers of the Harry Styles-starring film “My Policeman,” Independent Entertainment of London, are Cora Palfrey and Sarah Lebutsch. James Ivory, a renowned director, screenwriter, and producer who received an Academy Award for adapting “Call Me by Your Name” to the screen, executive produces the movie for Merchant Ivory Productions. Despite being a global co-production, the present SAG-AFTRA strike may have an impact on the participation of American artists.