Mike Fleming

Fresh from the Coen brothers-directed Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac has signed to star in Partisan, an indie film that marks the directing debut of Ariel Kleiman, who wrote the script. The film is described as a confronting fable about a vengeful man raising his children to attack the world that wronged him. Kleiman’s short Deeper Than Yesterday won the Jury Prize for Best International Short film at 2011 Sundance. The project is backed by Warp Films Australia, whose Anna McLeish and Sarah Shawn just produced The Snowtown Murders.

Isaac plays the lead role of a 60s folk singer in Inside Llewyn Davis, which Scott Rudin produced with the Coens, and which sold in a splash deal for domestic distribution to CBS Films. Isaac is repped by UTA, Inspire Entertainment and SMGSB, and Kleiman by UTA.

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