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Cillain Murphy is about to Retreat

07.28.2010

There isn’t much better than can happen to you than catching the eye of Christopher Nolan, as Cillian Murphy has done. He’s played key roles in booth BATMAN BEGINS and INCEPTION, which has caused the actor to make a name for himself in the States.

For his next project however, he’s heading back to the UK. He’s starring in THE RETREAT, where Thandie Newton will play his wife. Here’s the pitch, according to Deadline:

Murphy and Newton will play a husband and wife who rent a remote island cottage while trying to repair their marriage. One day they find a biohazard-suited soldier washed up on the beach, who warns them that everybody on the mainland has been killed by an airborne virus. That’s when the psychological fun-and-games begin...

Sounds like a cool concept, though a bit like Murphy’s past adventure in 28 DAYS LATER. Will there zombies? Please let it be more original than that.

The project is from first time writer/director Carl Tibbetts, and is being produced by David Frost, the actual David Frost from FROST/NIXON fame. Sony has picked up UK rights, and the last time they did that for a film it was MOON. So maybe this can be another Oscar worthy film that they’ll totally forget to promote at all!

Extra Tidbit: I'd almost suggest him for the Riddler in BATMAN 3, but oh, wait.
Source: Deadline

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