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The Martian Child

Release Date: November 2, 2007

April 28, 2005
More cast sign for Martian Child

Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Oliver Platt and Bobby Coleman are all set to join the cast of New Line's The Martian Child. They'll join stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Joan Cusack in the film. Okonedo will portray a social worker who persuades a widowed writer (John Cusack) to adopt a little boy who believes he is a Martian. Platt will play the writer's long-suffering agent, and Bobby Coleman, who also appears with John Cusack in Must Love Dogs, will play the little boy of the title.
Source: Variety

April 20, 2005
Peet, Cusack up for Martian Child

Amanda Peet and Joan Cusack have joined the cast of The Martian Child for New Line Cinema. They'll star along with John Cusack, who has been attached to the project for some time. Directed by Menno Mejyes, the movie is based on a short story by sci-fi author David Gerrold. In the movie, John Cusack will play a man who is suffering in the aftermath of his wife's death. He adopts a seven-year-old who thinks he is from Mars. Peet will play the best friend of the now-deceased wife, and Joan Cusack will play sister to her real-life brother.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

August 25, 2004
Meyjes to helm Martian Child

With The Notebook’s Nick Cassavete’s dropping out of his directing job on The Martian Child due to creative differences, Menno Meyjes is now set to rewrite and direct the John Cusack film. He previously worked with Cusack on Max, a film about a young Adolf Hitler and his art teacher. Meyjes wrote and directed that project as well. The story centers around a science fiction writer (Cusack) who wants to be a dad. To that end, he adopts a seven-year-old boy who might actually be an alien. The film is based on a short story by David Gerrold, and the original screenplay was written by Jonathan Tolins and Seth Bass. New Line Cinema currently has the film scheduled for a late fall shoot. Meyjes may be best known for his Academy Award nominated screenplay for The Color Purple, but he also wrote scripts for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Ricochet and The Siege as well.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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