Jon Avnet is directing from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from biographical novel by Milton Rokeach. The story follows a doctor (played by Gere) who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ.
Highland Film Group is financing and introduced it to international buyers at this years Cannes Film Festival. CAA reps domestic rights.
Avnet will produce through his Brooklyn Films with Aaron Stern alongside Molly Hassell of Hassell Free Productions. Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will finance and produce through Highland Film Group. CAA is repping domestic rights.
Hope will play an eager young research assistant.
Best known as the muse of Ramsay Bolton who shares his sadistic ideals on “Game of Thrones,” Hope’s past credits include appearing in “The Theory of Everything” as Eddie Redmayne’s sister and Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already.”
She can be seen next in Robert Zemeckis’ “Allied” opposite Brad Pitt and “A United Kingdom”, which also stars David Oyelowo. She is repped by CAA and Mosaic.