The star of Breaking Bad and the upcoming crime feature Triple Nine has joined Jamie Dornan on Miramax’s supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax.

Alex Aja will direct the adaptation of novel. Paul will play Louis Drax’s father, Peter, who becomes the target of a criminal investigation when his son suffers a near fatal accident. 

AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures are producing the Canada/UK co-production and Max Minghella adapted the screenplay from the novel by Liz Jensen. Production is scheduled to kick off in Vancouver in October.

Tim Bricknell and Minghella of AntColony Films produce alongside Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. Rosanne Korenberg serves as executive producer.

Brightlight Pictures will handle distribution of the film in Canada and Miramax will distribute throughout the rest of the world with Sierra/Affinity on board as international sales agent.

Zanne Devine, evp of production and development, is overseeing the project on behalf of Miramax.