Written by David Morgan
Ellen Page (Juno) and Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) will topline a new psychological thriller for Mandate Pictures entitled Peacock. The film marks the directorial debut of Michael Lander who co-wrote the screenplay with fellow newcomer Ryan Roy.
According to Variety:
The title is derived from tiny Peacock, Nebraska, where Murphy's character, a split personality, fools the town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife. Page plays a struggling young mother who holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
I guess Page just gives off an underage mother vibe that casting directors love to tap into. As inexperienced as Lander and Roy are, producer Barry Mendel more than evens out the balance. He's overseen nearly all of Wes Anderson's films as well as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Serenity, and Steven Spielberg's Munich. You've got to admit, even if you don't care for some of those films, that's a hell of a track record.
Filming is expected to begin in May.