Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) is joining Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp and Anjelica Huston in World War II drama Waiting For Anya, which is now underway in France. Also new to the Goldfinch Studios project are actors Frederick Schmidt (Taboo), Josephine De La Baum (Madame) and Sadie Frost (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie).
Directed by Ben Cookson, director of Emily Atack and Philip McGinleys Almost Married, the film is written by Morpurgo, who first published the book in 1990, and Toby Torlesse. The movie is produced by Phin Glynn for Bad Penny Productions and Alan Latham for Goldfinch Studios. Executive producers are Kirsty Bell, Victor Glynn, Geoffrey Iles and co-producer is Daz Spencer-Lovesey. 13 Films is also an exec producer.