Hero Fiennes Tiffin, star of the YA After franchise, has signed on to play the lead in Irish thriller Mr. Smith, which Fortitude International will introduce to buyers at AFM this week.
Declan O’Dwyer (Miss Scarlett And The Duke) will direct from his previously titled Black List screenplay Broken Cove, with Zoe Rocha of RubyRock Pictures on board to produce.
Production is scheduled to commence production in Ireland in February 2024.
Fiennes Tiffin, one of the most in-demand actors whose credits include Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and The Woman King, will play the titular Smith, who returns to the ruinous, whiskey-soaked Irish port of Broken Cove to find his brother’s sadistic murderer.
With a list of names left by his brother, Smith violently navigates the community’s lurid underbelly and reignites a crime family feud in the process. The town sheriff must investigate when the body of a woman washes ashore in the local dam. Smith’s name appears on the list, and he is certain that Smith is out for revenge. Further casting is underway.
Fiennes Tiffin, Joey Stanton of Vybe Tribe, and Nadine de Barros of Fortitude International will serve as executive producers. Fortitude International is funding
Mr. Smith and handles worldwide sales.O’Dwyer said, “I am excited to join forces with Fortitude, RubyRock, Joey Stanton and Hero, to bring the anti-hero Mr. Smith to life. And thrilled to be returning to Ireland to lens this authentic, visceral and personal story.”
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