Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Murray Bartlett have joined the cast of the upcoming original rock opera, O’Dessa for Searchlight Pictures. They join previously cast lead, Stranger Things breakout star Sadie Sink.
The movie follows the character O’Dessa, played by Sadie Sink, on a journey to retrieve a cherished family heirloom in a post-apocalyptic future. Along the way, she meets her one true love, Euri Dervish, played by Harrison Jr.
Bartlett’s role in the film has not yet been disclosed, but sources close to the production have indicated that it will be a significant one. The film, which is set to go into production in Croatia in May, is directed and written by Geremy Jasper, known for his work on Patti Cake$.
The film will feature original songs written and produced by Jasper and Jason Binnick. Michael Gottwald is producing the movie for the Department of Motion Pictures, along with Noah Stahl and Rodrigo Teixeira for RT Features. Exec producers include Jonathan Montepare, Dan Janvey, and Lourenço Sant’Anna.
Harrison Jr.’s credits include The Trial of the Chicago 7, Waves, Monster, and most recently as B.B. King in Baz Luhrmann’s Warner Bros smash hit, Elvis. Up next he is starring in Chevalier which will release in theaters April 7th.
O’Dessa is set to be released next year, and it promises to be a unique and exciting addition to the Searchlight Pictures lineup. Senior Vice President Taylor Friedman and Creative Executive Cornelia Burleigh are overseeing the project for Searchlight Pictures, reporting to Heads of Production and Development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen. Fans of rock operas and post-apocalyptic stories should keep an eye out for further updates on this exciting new film.