Filming is underway for Max Mingella’s film adaptation of Liz Jensen’s much loved and lauded novel THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX directed by Alexandre Aja. Liz has been reporting from the set this week where she is visiting with her family, courtesy of Miramax.
Adapted by Max Minghella, producers are Tim Bricknell (Breaking and Entering,The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) and Minghella (The Two Faces of January) of AntColony Films, Shawn Williamson (The Interview, 50/50) of Brightlight Pictures and director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Horns). Rosanne Korenberg (Half Nelson, Hard Candy) is exec producing for Miramax.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax begins on Louis Drax’s 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in Louis’s near-fatal fall. While treating the coma struck boy, and feeling himself strangely drawn to his mother, Natalie Drax (Sarah Gadon), Dr Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) becomes desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy’s accident. Dr Pascal is drawn into a thrilling mystery, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
The film stars Aaron Paul, Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Oliver Platt and Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax and is due for release in 2015