Ezra Miller to Star as Titular Character in “The Mourner”
We’ve all essentially come to accept that Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) is a magical being not quite of this mundane world. Now, the 26-year-old actor is set to take on another persona that supports that theory.
Deadline Hollywood announced Tuesday that Miller is tabbed to star in an upcoming English-language adaptation of Japanese novel The Mourner, set to begin production this summer.
The Naoki Prize-winning book of the same name by Arata Tendo was also developed into a Japanese-language film in 2015. As Deadline Hollywood reports, Miller will find himself ensconced in yet another mysterious role.
‘The Mourner’ follows a jaded and embittered homicide detective on the trail of murderous sex traffickers, who discovers new spiritual meaning in her life when she comes across a mystical young man (Miller) whose calling in life is to mourn the dead who have no one else to mourn them.
Miller currently has two other films in preproduction: Flashpoint, in which he will star as Barry Allen/The Flash in the stand-alone feature on the speedy superhero, and Dali Land, which will find Miller portraying a young Salvador Dalí. Sir Ben Kingsley will play Dalí’s older self.
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