Alexandra Daddario to star in I Am Not A Bird thriller from William Olsson

Alexandra Daddario (BAYWATCH, TRUE DETECTIVE) has been tapped to star in the dramatic thriller I AM NOT A BIRD, an adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan's novel Lost Girls And Love Hotels with Swedish filmmaker William Olsson attached to helm the project.

Hanrahan will write the screenplay herself, transforming her story about a young western woman, Margaret, who's in the midst of losing herself in the bacchanal of nighttime Tokyo. Haunted by memories of her twin brother’s descent into madness, Margaret courts danger with her fellow ex-pat misfits in dive bars and love hotels. When she falls for Kazu, a handsome Japanese gangster, she has a chance at redemption but with the threat of a killer in the city, Margaret is in a race to find herself before she’s lost completely. Lauren Mann of Wandering Trail Pictures and Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee are set to produce.

I AM NOT A BIRD will mark Olsson's sixth directorial effort after helming the short films L.A. DREAM and ROSA, in addition to the features FORTROLIGHETEN, THE TRAVELER and AN AMERICAN AFFAIR.

The concept for I AM NOT A BIRD sounds like that kind of vehicle that can potentially showcase Daddario's acting chops in a big way. I'm imagining a twisted tale of paranoia, deception and madness for this one. Here's hoping that Hanrahan's novel makes a successful leap to the big screen, and that we have another facinating psychological thriller to look forward to.

Be sure to catch Alexandra Daddario in the action comedy BAYWATCH, which is availble via DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital services right now.



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