Oliver Platt, Molly Parker and Barbara Hershey have joined Miramax’s The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and Aiden Longworth has signed on to play the title role.

As previously announced, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon will also star in the film, which Alex Aja directs and AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures are producing.

Max Minghella adapted the novel by Liz Jensen. Tim Bricknell and Minghella of AntColony Films produce alongside Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. Rosanne Korenberg is the executive producer.

The 9th Life Of Louis Drax centres on a doctor’s investigation into a young boy’s near fatal fall.  

Brightlight Pictures will co-produce and eOne will distribute in all media across Canada. Miramax will distribute throughout the rest of the world with Sierra/Affinity as the international sales agent.

Miramax evp of production and development Zanne Devine is overseeing the Canada-UK project on behalf of Miramax.