Charlotte Rampling, Josh Hartnett, John Rhys-Davies, Bérénice Marlohe and Keir Dullea are to star in Valley of the Gods, a new feature film by Lech Majewski.
The newest production by the director of The Mill and the Cross is a story about the wealthiest man on Earth. In an interview with Gazeta Wyborcza, Lech J. Majewski explained:
I see this film as a contemporary fable for adults. Everything began with a Hittite legend about Ullikummi, in which two mountains gave birth to a rock that was half-man, half-god. The legend has since resurfaced in many cultures, including the Navajo. But there’ll also be a second plotline, a story about the wealthiest man in the world, for whom money is an abstract concept. In a sense, this will be a modern version of Citizen Kane.
The film will be produced in English, with filming in Poland, the US and Italy. The international cast features huge stars and actors known for outstanding films. One of the biggest stars is Charlotte Rampling, the British actress nominated in 2016 for an Oscar for her role in 45 Years by Andrew Haigh. Valley of the Gods will be the second collaboration between Majewski and Rampling after The Mill and the Cross.
Besides Rampling, Majewski's film will star Josh Hartnett (known for Pearl Harbour and Black Hawk Down), John Rhys-Davies (the Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones trilogies), Keir Dullea (the unforgettable David Bowman from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall).
Valley of the Gods is being produced by Angelus Silesius with co-production by Odra-Film, Silesia Film, Lumicon, Lightcraft Advertising and Royal Road Entertainment LCC (USA). The film is due to hit screens at the end of 2016.
Source: Gazeta Wyborcza, Silesia Film Comission, compiled by BS, translated by OK, 16 March 2016.