Serendipity Point, Lyla Films copro Song of Names underway

Francois Girard will direct the Canada/Hungary coproduction, which stars Tim Roth and Clive Owen.

Tim RothFilming is underway on Serendipity Point Films’ latest coproduction, The Song Of Names, toplined by British actors Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, pictured) and Clive Owen (Children of Men).

Based on Norman Lebrecht’s novel of the same name, the feature follows the story of a young violinist who goes missing and his friend who goes on a half-century hunt to find him. Serendipity will produce the majority Canada/Hungary copro alongside Montreal’s Lyla Films and Budapest-based Proton Cinema.

Production begins Sept. 27 in London, U.K. with the film also set to shoot in Montreal, Budapest, New York and Treblinka, Poland.

Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) penned the script and Francois Girard (The Red Violin) is set to direct.

Producers on the project are Serendipity Point’s Robert Lantos (Eastern Promises), Lyla Films’ Lyse Lafontaine (Mommy), as well as Nick Hirschkorn (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) of London, U.K.-based prodco Feel Films, while Proton founder Viktoria Petranyi (Jupiter’s Moon) serves as co-producer. Exec producers include Mark Musselman (Barney’s Version), Peter Touche (Blinded by the Light) and Stephen Spence (The Sea).

The Song Of Names is produced in association with Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Feel Films and London, U.K.-based film sales, distribution and marketing company, HanWay Films. HanWay Films is handling international sales, while Toronto-headquartered Elevation Pictures will distribute in Canada. Ingenious Media, based in the U.K., is a financier on the project.

The cast also includes Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), Jonah Hauer King (Little Women) and Gerran Howell (Genius).

Earlier this month, Serendipity’s Mexico/Canada copro Museo was picked up by YouTube as its first Spanish-language YouTube Original film for YouTube Premium.

Image courtesy of Serendipity Point Films and CAA