American acting icon Christopher Lloyd is set to join Simon Pegg and Minnie Driver in the cast of a dark comedy called “Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mongoose,” TheWrap can reveal exclusively.
“Nandor” comes from writer and director Adam Sigal (“Chariot”) and is filming now in Leeds in the United Kingdom, with Lloyd due to arrive on set later this week.
The film stars Pegg as Dr. Nandor Fodor, a real-life, famed psychoanalyst, author, journalist and “parapsychologist” from Hungary who was a leading authority on poltergeists, hauntings and other paranormal phenomena and in the 1930s advanced the theory that such hauntings could be the result of past unresolved mental tensions. The film is based on a true story of Fodor’s pursuit of “Gef,” an allegedly talking mongoose that inhabited the home of a family on the Isle of Man and attracted many ghost hunters, as well as the British tabloids, in the 1930s.
Lloyd in the film will portray Dr. Price, an esteemed psychic researcher and author who is also investigating the mysterious talking mongoose named Gef.
He joins a cast that also includes the previously announced Tim Downie, Ruth Connell, Paul Kaye, Gary Beadle, Drew Moerlein, Jessica Balmer and Edmund Kingsley, who is playing the famed illusionist Houdini.
Sasha Yelaun and Dominic Burns are producing “Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose” alongside Karl Hall under Future Artists Entertainment.
The film’s executive producers are Jack Christian and DJ McPherson of Filmology Finance, Matt Williams, Michael Breen, James Di Giacomo, Danny Bohnen, Chelsea Newell, Rob McGillivray and Ben Stranahan of Tip Top Productions, as well as the fan-owned entertainment company Legion M.
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