Red Granite boards Paul Schrader’s ‘Dying of the Light’

HONG KONG – Red Granite International, sister company of the controversial “Wolf of Wall Street” financier Red Granite Pictures, has boarded Paul Schrader’s upcoming “The Dying of the Light.”

The Nicolas Cage-starring “Light” this week wrapped principal photography in Gold Coast, Australia, having previously shot extensively at the Castel Studios in Romania. Second unit work in Kenya and the U.S. remains.

The espionage thriller features Cage as a former CIA-operative embarking on a global manhunt for his long-standing nemesis, while simultaneously battling fronto-temporal dementia, an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s Disease. Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) plays Cage’s protégé, while Swiss actress Irene Jacob (Three Colors: Red) plays his former lover.

“Fighting though unpredictable rain, careening into over time, principal photography is completed in Queensland,” said Schrader (pictured middle, with Yelchin left, and Cage, right) on Facebook.

It is the second time that Schrader and Cage have worked together, following the 1999 Martin Scorsese-directed dramatic thriller “Bringing Out the Dead.”

The film is presented by Nassau-based TinRes Entertainment and is produced by Todd Williams, Scott Clayton, and Gary Hirsch through their Over Under Media banner.

Tech credits include Gabriel Kosuth as cinematographer, production design by Russell Barnes; and Tim Silano as editor.

Budget was not disclosed. Nor is it clear if Red Granite has a role beyond international sales.

“Having explored existential crises which occurred early in life, I thought it was time to examine similar crises which occur at the end of one’s life,” said Schrader (“Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull.”)

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