’50 Shades’ Star Jamie Dornan Joins ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax

Jamie Dornan to star in The 9th Life of Louis Drax
JAMIE DORNAN stars as Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey” (Photo Credit: Universal Pictures and Focus Features © 2014 Universal Studios.)

Fifty Shades of Grey‘s sexy star Jamie Dornan has landed a starring role in Miramax’s The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes) is set to direct and actor Max Minghella is making his feature film screenwriting debut with the psychological thriller based on the book by Liz Jensen. Minghella’s father, the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella, had originally been attached to write and direct an adaptation of Jensen’s novel way back in 2004.

Filming’s expected to begin October.

“Tim and I are thrilled this deeply personal project is being brought to fruition with passion and integrity,” said Minghella. “We look forward to collaborating with Alex and Miramax to create a truly original movie that will captivate and surprise audiences.”

“Max’s script takes us on a very emotional journey through the deep recesses of the mind and on a suspenseful Hitchcockian ride,” explained Aja. “I was drawn to the poignant family drama and the supernatural elements, and am excited to bring this rich and complex story to life.”

Dornan’s got Fifty Shades of Grey heading to theaters on February 13, 2015. His other credits include Once Upon a Time, The Fall, and New Worlds.

The Plot:

The story begins on Louis Drax’s 9th birthday, when he suffers a near-fatal fall. In order to reveal the strange circumstances surrounding the young boy’s accident – Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

-By Rebecca Murray

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