Corey Stoll scored numerous raves for his confident portrayal of Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris. He even banked an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for his performance. Now he’s parlaying some of that lingering heat into two future projects that have attracted the actor’s eye.
The first, according to Variety, is a comedy that will be based on an essay from David Sedaris’ collection, Naked. Titled C.O.G., the story reportedly takes place during Sedaris’ time spent cutting stone into clocks that happened to be in the shape of Oregon. The acronym stands for “Child of God,” as Sedaris and his friend find themselves at odd with the local religious sect. Naked was published back in 1997. Instead of playing the main protagonist, Stoll will play “a factory worker with nefarious intentions,” according to the trade.
In addition to C.O.G., Stoll has signed on to star in Noah Buschel’s indie drama Glass Chin, about a one-time boxing champ who’d down on his luck and framed for murder. Buschel has a handful of credits to his name, including Sparrows Dance and The Missing Person. The drama should begin filming next year.
Until then, Stoll fans will be able to see him in a number of projects. He recently wrapped Non-Stop opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, which Jaume Collet-Serra will direct. And he has a substantial part in the Netflix original series House of Cards, which will have its premiere episode directed by David Fincher. Impressive.
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