Jeff Bridges and Dave Bautista will star in the Jim Henson Company’s GRENDEL

Jeff Bridges AND Dave Battista will star in the Jim Henson Company’s upcoming live-action film Grendal, based on the epic poem Beowulf.

Bridges will take on the role of the classic monster played by Grendel and Bautisa Bewolf. The rest of the cast includes Bryan Cranston like king Hrothgar, Sam Elliott in the role of the Dragon, Thomasin McKenzie as Queen Wealhtheow and Aidan Turner like Unferth.

Robert D. Krzykowski (The man who killed Hitler and then Bigfoot) will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by John Gardener. T Bone Burnett he will also star and provide original songs for the film.

The film is described as “the tale of the legendary monster at the center of the epic poem Beowulf who steps forward to tell his version of this gripping tale.”

Of course, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will take care of the hands-on work and design of the creatures.

Krzykowski said in a statement: “Grendel it represents everything I love about movies. John Gardner’s madcap masterpiece deftly tackles what it means to be human through the savage lens of a monster.

“It’s an honor to work with such an extraordinary group of storytellers, all of whom seek to bring something wonderful and unexpected to audiences now.”

The book is a retelling of part of the Old English poem Beowulf from the point of view of the antagonist Grendel. In it, “Grendel is portrayed as an antihero. The novel deals with the search for meaning in the world, the power of literature and myth, and the nature of good and evil.

Brian Henson AND Vincenzo Raisa will produce for The Jim Henson Company, along with Krzykowski, Jay Glazer, Dennis Berardi AND Jon D. Wagner. Bridges will executive produce, with John Sayles, Tamara BirkemoeAND Joe Jenckes of Ashland Hill Media Finance, which will finance the film.

Source: THR

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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