More casting news for busy Oscar Isaac! Variety reports that Isaac has been cast in “The Two Faces of January,” Hossein Amini’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Viggo Mortensen is also set to star. Longtime screenwriter Amini will write the script and make his directorial debut.
Here’s Amazon’s synopsis of the book:
Three of them are waiting. Rydal Keener is waiting for something exciting to happen in his grubby little Athens hotel. At forty-odd, Chester MacFarland has been waiting much longer, expecting his life of stock manipulation and fraud to catch up with him. And Colette, Chester’s wife, is waiting for something altogether different.
After a nasty little incident in the hotel, they all wait together. As the stakes—and the tension—in theirthree-cornered waiting game mount, they learn that while passports and silence can be bought, other things can cost as much as your life.
Isaac worked with Amini on last year’s “Drive.” If you don’t know who he is now, you will soon, as he’s going to be on screen a lot. Isaac stars in the Coen brothers’ next effort, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and appears in the soon to be released “The Bourne Legacy.” He also will be seen in “Therese Raquin,” “Ten Years,” and “Won’t Back Down.” He survived last year’s “W.E.”