The story follows a young boy trying to survive in a future where water has become an incredilby scarce resource. The project is Paltrow’s first directing effort since 2007’s “The Good Night” which starred PenÃ©lope Cruz, Martin Freeman and Simon Pegg.
Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen and Noah Baumbach will produce.
Hoult currently stars in Jonathan Levine’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies” and will next star as the titular character in “Jack The Giant Slayer”. He is repped by UTA.
Shannon currently stars on the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and has three films awaiting release- “Man of Steel”, “The Iceman” and Sundance selection “Mud”. He is repped by CAA.
Smit-McPhee starred in the remake of Swedish horror film “Let the Right One In” and as Boy in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road”. He is repped by Active Artists Management and ICM.