Murphy, Lee venture to ‘Other Side’

Shooting scheduled to begin in November

Brittany Murphy, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Broadbent, Tim Roth and Lili Taylor are signed for Myriad Pictures’ fantasy comedy “The Other Side,” to be directed by producer David Michaels.

The indie banner’s come aboard to finance and handle worldwide sales for “The Other Side.” Diane Isaacs will produce, and Myriad topper Kirk D’Amico is exec producing.

Lensing is scheduled to begin in Nova Scotia in November.

Script by Michaels and Phil Reeves centers on a young grad student, to be portrayed by Murphy, who must spend the summer working at a scientific institute on a remote northern island. She discovers an eccentric community of characters who are hiding a secret about a terrible tragedy that took place many years before.

Project was packaged by William Morris Independent.

Myriad has been selling Dario Argento’s “Mother of Tears,” Catherine Zeta Jones-Guy Pearce starrer “Death-Defying Acts” and the crime drama “Six Bullets From Now,” with Josh Lucas and Lena Headey.

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