The Swiss Army Man has officially gained its stars: Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman in Black), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). The film, launched at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Films Labs program, begins shooting in July.
The unconventional dramedy follows a man (Daniel Radcliffe) who befriends a human corpse for companionship after being stranded in the wilderness. Together they embark on a journey to find their way home. The film comes from a collaboration by music video directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Steinert, who go by the name DANIELS. DANIELS recently won best director at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
The Swiss Army Man will be produced by Miranda Bailey and Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron Pictures, Lawrence Inglee of Blackbird Films, Jonathan Wang, and the Tadmor Group’s Eyal Rimmon and Lauren Mann. The Tadmor Group will also lend Gideon Tadmor, Jim Kaufman, and William Olsson as executive producers.
Dano is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, and attorney Mitch Smelkinson. Radcliffe is repped by UTA, Sue Latimer at ARG, and attorney Fred Toczek. Winstead is represented by UTA and attorneys Karl Austen and Peter Sample.
Further announcements regarding the development of The Swiss Army Man have not been made