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Oscar Isaac joins Dan Fogelman's Life Itself

The Two Faces of January

Story by Jack Foley

THE increasingly prolific Oscar Isaac has joined the cast of Dan Fogelman’s ensemble romance Life Itself.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Wars actor will play a character who is at the centre of a multi-generational love story, in which several characters are connected over the course of decades, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

Little else is known about the project, although Fogelman has recently been creating a lot of buzz for his TV shows This Is Us and Pitch. The writer-director is also best known for movies such as Crazy, Stupid Love.

Production on Life Itself is due to begin in spring 2017, with further casting to be announced.

In addition to reprising his role as Poe Dameron in the next Star Wars film, Isaac also has a number of other high-profile films at various stages of completion, including Terry George’s Armenian Genocide-themed epic The Promise, Steven Spielberg’s The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, George Clooney’s crime comedy Suburbicon and Alex Garland’s sci-fi title Annihilation.

Outside of Star Wars, he has also won widespread acclaim for his roles in films such as The Two Faces of January, crime drama A Most Violent Year and sci-fi drama Ex_Machina.

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