The Hollywood Reporter has discovered that Caleb Landry Jones will play the lead role in the upcoming British drama Harvest, which will be directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Chevalier) and produced by Ken Loach and Rebecca O’Brien’s Sixteen Films.
The movie’s announcement provides an important clarification for the Venice Film Festival, where Landry Jones debuted this week as the title character in Luc Besson’s sinister thriller Dogman. Landry Jones spoke with a strong Scottish accent during the press conference for the movie on Thursday and subsequent interviews, and Besson said that he was method acting for a new character. “It’s not his normal voice,” the director said. He must maintain his persona.
Harvest, Tsangari’s first film since her multi-award-winning comedy-drama Chevalier, will include her in this character, THR can now confirm.
The film will be produced by Sixteen Films’ O’Brien and Joslyn Barnes for New York-based Louverture Films, whose resume includes the Oscar-nominated Capernaum. It is based on Jim Crace’s acclaimed 2013 novel of the same name. The script was also written by Barnes.
The Man Booker Prize–winning book is set in a mediaeval English community that faces danger when three strangers enter from outside the wooded boundaries, setting off a chain of events.
Landry Jones, who won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2021 for his role in Nitram, has garnered a lot of appreciation for his passionate work in Dogman, which had its premiere on August 31 and has received mixed reviews.