Johnny Rumored to Join “Waiting for the Barbarians”

So, with this year’s Cannes 2018 film festival well underway, new film announcements have been revealed and new rumors are doing the rounds. One rumor that has come into the open is that Johnny is has reached out to Colombian director Ciro Guerra to work with him, possibly on his next film, JM Coetzee adaptation Waiting For The Barbarians.

Johnny would join Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson in the project. The producers include Michael Fitzgerald (Three Burials). The film will be Guerra’s English-language debut and was first announced in 2016. It is being lined up to shoot in autumn this year.

Coetzee, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is adapting his own novel. The story is a political thriller published in 1980, about a British magistrate in a small colonial town who begins to question his loyalty to the Empire.

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