Gary Oldman And Armie Hammer To Lead Drug Thriller Dreamland

Gary Oldman And Armie Hammer To Lead Drug Thriller Dreamland

By James White Posted 12 days ago

Docu-maker turned dramatist Nicholas Jarecki has already tackled a real-life crisis with financial thriller Arbitrage. He’s looking to follow that up with a tale of opioids, danger and death, with Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer signing on to lead the cast of Dreamland.

Evangeline Lilly will co-star in the film, in which three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the US, an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

“The devastating impact of the opioid crisis reaches all corners of society,” Jarecki says of the film, which he also wrote. “Gary, Armie, and Evangeline are the perfect performers to bring the human face of this epidemic to audiences everywhere.”

Jarecki already has the cameras rolling in Montreal ahead of a switch to Detroit for later work, and the rights to this one will be available during the European Film Market at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

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