Nobody's Heart

Source: John Russo and Michael Wharley

‘Nobody’s Heart’

Edgar Ramírez and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are set to star in Isabel Coixet’s English-language Nobody’s Heart, for which London-based WestEnd Films is launching sales at the online AFM this week. CAA Media Finance is handling North American rights. 

Set in Lisbon in the 1930s, the film is adapted from William Boyd’s short story Cork, and based on the life of Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa. A woman is faced with the devastating death of her husband, and the responsibility of inheriting his cork factory, only to form an unexpected bond with his co-worker, unearthing buried truths about herself and her late husband.

Nobody’s Heart is produced by US-based John Fiedler, whose credits include John Waters’ Pecker and Cecil B Demented.  It will begin shooting in January in Portugal. 

WestEnd’s AFM slate also includes thriller Out Of The Blue, starring Diane Kruger; revenge thriller Uncle to which Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù is attached to star; and The Score, starring Johnny Flynn, Will Poulter and Naomi Ackie, which will have a market screening.