The film, set in a distant reality, will take place in the home of a reclusive man (Duke) as he interviews a group of individuals, each of them, "a personification of human souls." And what exactly are they interviewing for? The chance to be born.
Duke (Us, Black Panther) and Beetz (Atlanta, Joker) will star alongside It's Bill Skarsgård, Doctor Strange's Benedict Wong, and David Rysdahl. Nine Days was written and will be directed by commercials director Edson Oda, marking his feature film debut.
"I'm thrilled to be working with such an incredible cast and amazing team," Oda said in a statement. "So grateful for all the support I have received. Nine Days is a very personal story to me, and I can’t imagine a better team to help me tell it."
Deadline reports the film will begin production this summer. Duke will co-executive produce Nine Days with MACRO's Charles D. King and Kim Roth, The Space Program's Gus Deardoff, Mansa Productions' Kellon Akeem and Dwight Howard, Oak Street's Renée Frigo and Beth Hubbard, 30WEST's Trevor Groth, Mandalay's Will Raynor, Nowhere's Michelle Craig and Piero Frescobaldi, and Caroline Connor, Mark G. Mathis, Mark Stevens, and Larry Weinberg.
"This is one of the most beautiful and complex human stories we've been fortunate enough to be a part of, so eloquently spanning across cultures and vantage points, yet set in a world that we’ve never experienced before," Berman, Kongsved, and Tunstall said in a joint statement. "Being able to partake in creating something so wholly original, and facilitating the realization of Edson's singular vision with the help of this outrageously talented cast and crew, is truly exciting."
Stay tuned as more information about the film becomes available.