James McAvoy will star in Wim Wenders’ new romantic thriller “Submergence” at Lila 9th Productions and Backup Media. Filming begins in March in Europe and Africa.
Based on J.M. Ledgard’s 2011 novel of the same name which centers on two lovers, immersed in life or death situations and separated by thousands of miles, who find solace in memories of their intense romance the previous Christmas following a chance encounter on a beach on the Atlantic coast.
He is enduring captivity by jihadist fighters in Somalia while the other is exploring the greatest depths of the ocean floor from her submersible. Erin Dignam is adapting the script while Cameron Lamb will produce.