Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, and Evangeline Lilly will star in Nicholas Jarecki’s opiod crisis drama Dreamland, which The Solution Entertainment Group is launching to international buyers at the EFM this week.
German star Veronica Ferres is also on board and principal photography is underway in Montreal and Detroit on the story of three colliding worlds. Endeavor Content represents US rights with LGNA Legal.
Dreamland will centre on a drug trafficker who arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the US, an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction who tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor who battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.
Jarecki, who directed the drama Arbitrage starring Richard Gere, wrote the screenplay to Dreamland, and produces alongside Cassian Elwes. Financing comes from Jarecki’s Green Room Films and its ongoing relationship with MUFG Union Bank.
Executive producers are Michael Suppes and Tony Hsieh, Douglas Urbanski, Mohammed Al Turki, The Solution’s Lisa Wilson, William Rosenfeld, Sam Slater, and David Bernon.
“The devastating impact of the opioid crisis reaches all corners of society,” said Jarecki. “Gary, Armie, and Evangeline are the perfect performers to bring the human face of this epidemic to audiences everywhere.”
The film is a production of Green Room Films in association with Tuesday Films, Matisse Pictures, Construction Film GmbH, and Burn Later Productions, and is a Canadian-Belgian coproduction of Les Productions LOD Inc. and Bideford Productions.