According to Variety, Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment‘s next film after The BFG and Ready Player One — titled The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara — has landed Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, X-Men: Apocalypse) to co-star in an unknown role.
He will join Spielberg regular Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG), who will play Pope Pius IX in the adaptation of the David Kertzer novel. Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for the film, which will be produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Production will begin in early 2017 for a release in the fourth quarter of that year.
Isaac just recently wrapped his reprisal of ace pilot Poe Dameron in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, and will film a role opposite Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s Annihilation and co-star with Matt Damon in director George Clooney’s Suburbicon.