BUCHAREST: Palm d'or winner Jacques Audiard will shoot The Sisters Brothers starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal in Romania starting 18 August 2017. This western set in Oregon in 1851 is an French/American/Romanian coproduction with Cristian Mungiu's Mobra Films coproducing from Romania.
According to an announcement posted by Agenția de Casting, shooting would take place in Călugăreni, Buftea and at Castel Film Studios until 15 September 2017. The agency is looking for Romanian, Irish, British, American, Peruvian, Chilian, Mexican, French, African, Ukrainian, Russian people as extras. According to a press release issued in Romania on 29 June 2017, Christel Baras is the casting director.
The first English film by Audiard is based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same title and follows the gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across the Oregon desert to San Francisco by the assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters.
The project was shot in Almería, Spain in May-June 2017, with Spain's Menakoz Films servicing. France’s Why Not Productions is producing and the U.S. Annapurna Pictures is coproducing.
Jacques Audiard first visited Romania in 2015 as a guest of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, a festival initiated by Cristian Mungiu.
Director: Jacques AudiardScriptwriter: Jacques AudiardCast: Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake GyllenhaalDoP: Benoît Debie