Kodi Smit-McPhee joins Ari Folman’s THE CONGRESS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 31st, 2011

While Ari Folman’s follow up to his fantastic film, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, entitled THE CONGRESS, has been in the works for quite some time now, it is apparently locking up its cast.

In speaking with We Got This Covered (via The Playlist), Kodi Smit-McPhee revealed that he’s currently in rehearsals for the film.

After great turns in both THE ROAD and LET ME IN, Smit-McPhee has become quite a hot young commodity in the film world, and this is by far his most interesting project yet.  The film is based on The Futurological Congress, a short story penned by Stanislaw Lem, and follows a man “who is propelled into a world where hallucinogenic drugs have replaced reality.” The film however will follow “the world of an actress (Robin Wright). She’s in decline because the studios just sampled her and they kept using her image. She walks into the future, which is a world that is totally controlled by the manufacture of psychiatric pharmacology products.”

Personally, I’m a huge fan of both Smit-McPhee and particularly Folman, so while this one has been in the works for some time now, it appears to be finally moving forward to actually seeing the light of day.  Expect a lot of news to come out of this project relatively soon.

What do you think?

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