Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Transparent’s Bradley Whitford, and Justified’s Walton Goggins are joining Richard Gere in THREE CHRISTS. Jon Avnet is set to direct, and is penning the current adaptation of the script with Eric Nazarian.
The movie is based on the controversial book-length case study by Milton Rokeach, “The Three Christs of Ypsilanti: A Psychological Study,” which recounts his experiment on three men in a mental asylum who each believed that they were Jesus Christ. Rokeach encouraged the men to engage with one another as a support group, while also manipulating their aspects of their delusions. Gere will play Rokeach, while Dinklage, Whitford, and Goggins will portray the three patients.
Avnet will produce through his Brooklyn Films with Dr. Aaron Stern alongside Molly Hassell of Hassell Free Productions. Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will finance and produce through Highland Film Group. CAA will rep domestic rights. The project was previously set up at MGM and Haft Entertainment with Jordan Kerner and Steven Haft attached to produce.
In addition to his Emmy winning work on HBO’s blockbuster series, Dinklage is also set to appear in the films The Thicket and The Jester. He recently lent his voice to The Angry Birds Movie as the Mighty Eagle. He is repped by CAA and Insight.
Goggins, who starred on six seasons of the FX drama Justified, recently appeared in The Hateful Eight. He currently stars opposite Danny McBride on the HBO comedy series Vice Principals. He is repped by ICM and Darris Hatch Management.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor