Evans joins a cast that already includes Academy Award-nominated Revolutionary Road and Man of Steel star Michael Shannon and Lone Survivor actor Ben Foster. Another name believed to be attached to the project is Iron Man 3‘s Rebecca Hall, but the actress was not mentioned in the trade report announcing Evans’ casting.
Focusing on a woman named Katherine, State Like Sleep follows her investigation into the mystery surrounding her late celebrity husband:
“Meredith has written a powerful and mesmerizing script, filled with rich and complex characters and Eddie has brought together an impressive all-star cast to bring this story alive. We are elated to share this project with our buyers,” said Fortitude International’s Nadine de Barros when the project was first announced earlier this year.
Eddie Vaisman (Big Sur, In a World) and P. Jennifer Dana (It Follows, The Art of Getting By) are producing.
Luke Evans can be seen coming up in Universal Pictures‘ big screen adaptation of the Paula Hawkins bestseller The Girl on the Train. Also starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon, it hits theaters October 7. After that, Evans is slated to play the role of Gaston in Walt Disney Pictures‘ live-action take on Beauty and the Beast.
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