13 Films has worldwide rights to the project and will be presenting it to buyers for the first time at the American Film Market, which opens on Nov. 6.
“Sunshine Cleaning” director Christine Jeffs is helming the film about a psychiatrist, portrayed by Affleck, whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life. When he invites his patient’s surviving brother (Claflin) into his home to meet his wife (Monaghan) and daughter, his family life is suddenly torn apart. Principal photography will commence this November in Vancouver.
The producers are Richard B. Lewis of Southpaw Entertainment with Ferres and Frank Buchs of Construction Film. Tannaz Anisi and Gregory R. Schenz of 13 Films will be executive producing alongside Southpaw Entertainment’s Gabrielle Jerou-Tabak and Jon Levin of Fourward Entertainment.
“I’m extremely pleased that the gifted Christine Jeffs and our world-class cast have come together to bring this amazing thriller to life, as it touches on themes of family, betrayal and redemption that are universal and resonate for all of us,” Lewis said.
Affleck won an Academy Award for “Manchester by the Sea” and was nominated for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” His other credits include the “Ocean’s” trilogy, “Gone Baby Gone” and “A Ghost Story.”
Affleck is represented by WME. Claflin is represented by CAA and Independent Talent Group. Monaghan is represented by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Robert Offer of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Jeffs is represented by UTA.