Murray, Swinton, Bernal join cast of Focus film
With lensing under way in Madrid on Jim Jarmusch’s tentatively titled “Limits of Control,” the production has added more thesps to round out the cast.Joining lead Isaach De Bankole, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Gael Garcia Bernal are Hiam Abbass, Paz de la Huerta, Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh of Jarmusch’s “Mystery Train,” Jean-Francois Stevenin and Luis Tosar. Plot revolves around a loner whose activities remain meticulously outside the law, completing a job in contempo Spain. Pic is second matchup between writer-director and Focus, which has worldwide rights. Longtime Jarmusch collaborator Stacey Smith will produce with Gretchen McGowan (“Coffee and Cigarettes”) and exec producer Jon Kilik (“Babel”). For Focus, production prexy John Lyons and senior VP of international & post-production Allison Silver will oversee. Focus’ upcoming slate includes “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” Sundance crowdpleaser “Hamlet 2,” the Coen brothers’ “Burn After Reading” and the Gus Van Sant-lensing “Milk.”
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