Deadline reports on casting news regarding the upcoming thriller film Rich Flu. Rosamund Pike, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Gone Girl, has been cast as the lead of the film. Details about the film’s characters are unknown at this time. It is not confirmed what sort of character Pike will be portraying in the film.
The film will be directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Urritia currently has one feature directing credit, being The Platform in 2019. Urritia also co-wrote the film with Pedro Rivero.
Rich Flu is a film that focuses on a pandemic that is deadly to wealthy individuals. At first, this disease only affects the wealthiest in the world. But as this pandemic becomes more prevalent, it begins to strike people with smaller yet considerable fortunes. This causes the wealthy characters in the film to attempt to unload their assets. The value of survival and the relative meaninglessness of wealth in the face of death will be put on full display in this film.
A film about a pandemic will hit home in a world that has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. How humanity reacts to a pandemic in our world is now documented and the effects will likely be mirrored in this film. COVID-19 shook up world economies, and the economic aspect of a global pandemic seems to be a major theme of Rich Flu.