‘Stranger Things’ star Noah Schnapp, Anjelica Huston board ‘Waiting For Anya’ (exclusive)

Project is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel,Noah Schnapp, one of the stars of Netflix series Stranger Things, will lead Ben Cookson’s Waiting For Anya, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel of the same name.Anjelica Huston (The Witches) has boarded the supporting cast alongside Thomas Kretschmann (The Pianist), Elsa Zylbertsein (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Tomas Lemarquis (X-Men: Apocalypse).UK-based Goldfinch Studios is launching the project on its European Film Market (Efm) production slate.

Sales are being handled by La-based 13 Films.Producers are Phin Glynn for Bad Penny Productions and Alan Latham for Goldfinch Studios.

Executive producers are Kirsty Bell, Victor Glynn, Geoffrey Iles and the film is co-produced by Daz Spencer-Lovesey.Shooting will commence later this year on location in France.

The film will be set during the Second World War and will follow a young shepherd boy (Schnapp) involved in smuggling Jewish children across the border into Spain.

Toby Torlesse

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