Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the surreal drama Nine Days.
As the lead, Duke plays Will, a recluse who conducts a series of interviews with human souls, giving them a chance to be born into the world.
Five contenders are tested in the course of nine days, with Will selecting only one. While the winner becomes born into the human world, the others will cease to exist.
A statement from Sony Pictures Classics reads:
Nine Days is one of those rare movies that will have a long life and stand the test of time. It’s about alternate realities—Black Mirror on the big screen, with touches of Wings of Desire and The Matrix. It offers surprises galore and marks the birth of a major filmmaker. We are excited to be introducing Nine Days to audiences around the world.
Nine Days competed in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance and is the directorial debut of writer and filmmaker Edson Oda. It emerged the winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the festival.
Oda, a fan of Sony Pictures Classics as a child, stated that he was happy and humbled to work with the company and that he couldn’t wait to share the movie with the world.
I grew up watching and admiring countless Sony Pictures Classics’ movies. So many of their films — and the filmmakers they supported — ignited my passion for cinema and also propelled me to become a filmmaker. I’m so happy, humbled and honored to be working with them and can’t wait to share Nine Days with the world. – Edson Oda – hollywoodreporter.com
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