Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Chevalier) and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) have joined Searchlight Pictures’ rock opera “O’Dessa.” The two will star opposite Sadie Sink (Stranger Things, The Whale).
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, “O’Dessa” is an original rock opera about a farm girl on an epic quest to recover a cherished family heirloom. Her journey leads her to a strange and dangerous city where she meets her one true love – but in order to save his soul, she must put the power of destiny and song to the ultimate test.
No details about Bartlett’s role have been disclosed, however, Deadline reports that Harrison will play O’Dessa’s love interest, Euri Dervish — a punk performer described as an “unholy mix of Iggy Pop, Marlene Dietrich and Prince.”
Geremy Jasper is writing and directing the film. The original songs will be written and produced by Jasper and Jason Binnick.
Michael Gottwald will produce the film for the Department of Motion Pictures along with Noah Stahl, and Rodrigo Teixeira for RT Features. Exec producers include Jonathan Montepare, Dan Janvey and Lourenço Sant’Anna. SVP Taylor Friedman and Creative Executive Cornelia Burleigh are overseeing the project for Searchlight Pictures, reporting to Heads of Production and Development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen.
Production on the project is set to begin in May in Croatia.