In a major coup for a young actor, Noah Jupe will co-star opposite Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in Suburbicon, the black comedy being directed by George Clooney.
Also joining the cast is Glenn Fleshler, fresh off his appearance on HBO’s acclaimed The Night Of crime drama.
Paramount is distributing the period project, which is being financed by Black Bear Pictures.
Based on a script by Ethan and Joel Coen, Suburbicon tells of a father (Damon) who hatches a plan to kill his wife in order to be with the woman’s sister (Moore), with whom he’s having an affair. Unfortunately, his 8-year-old son catches on and turns the whole plan upside down.
Jupe will play the son, who tries to tell others of his father’s deeds, while Fleshler will play a hitman.
The project has already recruited Oscar Isaac as an insurance investigator, Woody Harrelson as the boy’s uncle and Josh Brolin as the boy’s Little League coach.
An October start in Los Angeles is being eyed. Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures are producing.