Portuguese actor Daniela Melchior, who had her breakout role in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad as supervillain Ratcatcher 2, has her next role with Canadian actor François Arnaud (The Moodys, The Borgias) in the noir thriller Marlowe. They are the newest actors to join Liam Neeson. Just a few days ago, it was announced that Diane Kruger and Oscar-winner Jessica Lange were also set to join the noir thriller.
Melchior and Arnaud were given the roles of brother and sister Nico and Lynn Peterson.
Neil Jordan will be directing the film. Jordan directed titles such as the 1992 crime drama The Crying Game and the 1994 horror Interview with the Vampire starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. William Monahan (The Departed) wrote the script based on John Banville’s novel The Black-Eyed Blonde.
When private detective Philip Marlowe (Neeson) is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress, it appears to be an easy case. However, Marlowe soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood’s film industry, unsuspecting drawn into the crosshairs of a legendary Hollywood actress and her provocative, ambitious daughter.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (2016’s Suicide Squad), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Danny Huston (Yellowstone), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), and Colm Meaney (Tolkien) are also starring in Marlowe.
Marlowe is currently being filmed in Ireland and Spain.