Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody, and Riley Keough will star in virtual Cannes market sales package Manodrome, a thriller on which South African director John Trengove will make his English-language debut.
Felix Culpa’s Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, and Ryan Zacarias are producing with Ben Giladi’s Rainmaker Entertainment.
Manodrome tells the story of Ralphie (Eisenberg), an Uber driver and aspiring bodybuilder who is inducted into a libertarian masculinity cult and loses his grip on reality when his repressed desires are awakened.
CAA Media Finance is arranging financing and represent the film’s US rights.
Eisenberg is currently in post-production on his directorial debut, When You Finish Saving The World for A24 starring Julianne Moore.
Brody, who won the Oscar for The Pianist, will next be seen in Wes Anderson’s Cannes Competition selection The French Dispatch, Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, Adam McKay’s Untitled Los Angeles Lakers Project, and Stephen King series Chapelwaite.
Keough will next be seen in A24’s Zola and Amazon’s upcoming original series Daisy Jones & The Six.
Trengove’s Xhosa-language debut feature The Wound was shortlisted for an Oscar and screened at numerous festivals, including Sundance.