Brendan Foley is attached to direct the indie movie “Sonata” starring Booboo Stewart from “The Twilight Saga” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
“Sonata” follows Olivia Salas, a troubled young cellist suffering from hearing loss as she struggles to maintain peace within her fractured family. With the help of her musician boyfriend (Stewart, pictured above), she fights to make her mark on the world, no matter what obstacles it throws at her.
Judi Bell and Matt Nicholas are producing the feature via their Iconic Media Productions banner, while Ashley Anguline will also produce.
Nicholas and Nastassja Sanchez co-wrote the script, and the producers are currently casting the young female protagonist.
Foley has named Ned Dowd (“Hoffa”) as his first assistant director on the drama, which is expected to start production during the fourth quarter of 2014.
Foley is an award-winning writer-director whose previous indie movies have starred Derek Jacobi, Vinnie Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. He’s also a bestselling author whose WWII tale “Under the Wire” is being developed with support from Northern Ireland Screen, the U.K. home of “Game of Thrones.”
Foley’s past features include multi-festival winner “Johnny War,” the horror satire “Legend of the Bog” and thriller “The Riddle,” which sold 2.7 million DVDs in the U.K. He also worked on the animated series “Shelldon” and the drama “Dr. Feelgood” for Monday TV Denmark.