Ben Mendelsohn Joining Shailene Woodley in Serial Killer Thriller ‘Misanthrope’

Talented Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn is joining the cast of Misanthrope, a serial killer thriller set to co-star Shailene Woodley.

The film will have Mendelsohn playing the lead cop on the case of a serial killer. Woodley will play a talented but troubled cop the FBI recruits to help profile and track this murderer.

Misanthrope will mark the English-language debut for Argentinian filmmaker Damián Szifron, who is perhaps best known for directing and co-writing the Oscar-nominated Wild Tales (2014). That film, a dark comedy comprising of six crazy stories, is absolutely fantastic (our review is HERE). Szifron has co-written Misanthrope‘s script with Jonathan Wakeham.

Also on the horizon for Woodley: legal thriller The Mauritanian, co-starring Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch, and romance-drama Last Letter from Your Lover, co-starring Felicity Jones.

For Mendelsohn: Joe Wright’s (Atonement) Cyrano, starring Peter Dinklage, and Marvel series Secret Invasion, which will have him reprising his Captain Marvel role of Talos and teaming up with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.

Source: Deadline