In a pre-Cannes move, Ewan McGregor is in negotiations to star in the road-trip drama “Don’t Make Me Go” from director Michael Sucsy (“The Vow”).
UTA packaged the project, arranged financing and is representing North American rights for the movie, which will be introduced at the Cannes Film Festival. Sierra Affinity is handling international sales.
Donald De Line and Peter Saraf are producing with Bold’s Michel Litvak. Bold’s Gary Michael Walters and Jon Oakes are exec producing. Bold will also finance.
McGregor will play a single father to a teenage daughter. He discovers he has cancer and takes his daughter on a road trip to find the mother who abandoned her years before. Vera Herbert wrote the script, which was on the 2012 Black List.
The daughter has not been cast yet.
Lionsgate just announced an Oct. 21 release date for McGregor’s directorial debut, “American Pastoral.” He is also attached to star in the “Trainspotting” sequel.
McGregor and Sucsy are repped by UTA. McGregor is also repped by Sloane Offer and United Agents. Sucsy is also repped by Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott.
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The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.