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Schrader to direct The Jesuit

The revenge saga is being produced by Open Window Productions.

Paul Schrader will direct revenge saga The Jesuit for Open Window Productions, who are in final talks to sign Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Michelle Rodriguez and Paz Vega.

Schrader’s screenplay centres on a wrongly imprisoned man who gets out of jail and devises a plan to avenge his wife’s murder and rescue his kidnapped sonfrom Mexico.

Jay Cohen of The Gersh Agency packaged the project and will oversee the financing, while Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International is handling worldwide sales.

Open Window Productions’ John Morrissey and Santiago Garcia are producing The Jesuit and their next project will be the Spanish language feature Tequila.

Wander’s Cannes slate includes the sci-fi thriller UFO to be produced by Hollywood veteran Robert Evans based on the cult ITV series, and the Pierce Brosnan action adventure Ace.

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