'Margin Call' Director's Next Project 'All is Lost' to Star Robert Redford
Nearly a year ago at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, director J.C. Chandor made his directorial debut with the financial crisis drama Margin Call (available next week on Blu-Ray/DVD) featuring a star studded cast including Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto (who also produced the film), Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci and more. Now Chandor is lining up his next feature and Deadline reports Sundance founder Robert Redford is in talks to lead the drama called All is Lost, a man vs. nature tale that drew comparisons to Jeremiah Johnson before the veteran actor of the classic 1972 film even became involved.
Apparently Chandor just became enamored with Redford at Sundance at the beginning of the year and wrote the movie for him. It's simply a story about one man braving the elements to survive. Quinto will again produce through his Before the Door production banner and the project is currently looking for a distributor. It should be interesting to see how Chandor fares with a one-man story like this after making great use of such a large cast with Margin Call, a truly engaging drama that was both written and directed specacularly. Production is expected to start in May, so stay tuned for any further developments.