The new film The Sleuth, based on the book by David F. Darrow, will star Michael Fasbender as an occult sleuth, as well as the lead character, the mysterious “Sickener.”
The film, based off the book of the same name, was announced on Tuesday at the Venice Film Festival.
The film is directed by Mark Rylance, who helmed the hit thriller The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The plot focuses on a former detective who is drawn into the world of occultism, and he comes to the conclusion that his past is an elaborate hoax, and that the world is in a state of war between the forces of good and evil.
Fasbing’s character will also come under attack by the forces behind the hoax.
The film will be released in theaters on November 30, 2019.
The cast of The Sickening include Jennifer Garner, Jack Reynor, Daniel Kaluuya, Laura Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, John C. Reilly, James Franco, and Dermot Mulroney.
The project was originally conceived as a prequel to Darrow’s novel, which was released in 2017.
The novel tells the story of the occultist Benjamin Button, a sleuth who goes to the edge of the world to find a piece of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and who soon finds himself on the other side.
The book was adapted into a movie, but its plot is now a spinoff of the movie, with the plot centered around the occultism and conspiracy theory.
The original book was published in 1993.
It was written by David Foster Wallace, who is best known for his novel Infinite Jest.
Fasbing and Darrow were friends, and Fassbinder is best-known for his work on films like The Dark Knight Rises, and The Dark Tower series.
He is repped by UTA, ICM Partners, and attorney Paul Hirschberg.