The Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais-directed BIRTHMARKED has tapped Toni Collette and Matthew Goode to star. The two will join Andreas Apergis, Michael Smiley, Fionnula Flanagan, and Suzanne Clément for the comedy.
Written by Marc Tulin, the story, set in 1977, revolves around a pair of respected scientists who quit their university jobs to conduct a “nature vs. nurture” experiment they think will revolutionize understanding of human identity. The experiment will reveal little scientific truth but instead, lead the pair to discover the true value of family.
Pierre Even of Item 7 will produce while Susan Mullen of Parallel Film Productions is set as co-producer. Jeff Sackman and Berry Meyerowitz will serve as executive producers with eOne’s Mark Slone.
Collette can be seen next in the action blockbuster xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel. Her film slate for the next year also includes the war drama The Yellow Birds and the dramedy Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning.
Goode recently appeared in the period action-thriller Allied opposite Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. He next lends his voice to the animated feature Magik and can be seen in The Hatton Garden Job.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer