Apple Studios has added Maribel Verdú and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo to the cast of “Raymond and Ray,” alongside Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke, reports Deadline.
About ‘Raymond and Ray’
Here’s how “Raymond and Ray” is described: “Raymond and Ray” follows half-brothers Raymond (played by Ewan McGregor) and Ray (played by Ethan Hawke) who have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves. There’s anger, there’s pain, there’s folly, there might be love, and there’s definitely grave-digging.
Hailing from Apple Studios, the film will be produced by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma,” “Gravity”), Bonnie Curtis (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Albert Nobbs”) and Julie Lynn (“Albert Nobbs,” “To The Bone”), who will produce through Mockingbird Pictures. Gabriela Rodriguez and Shea Kammer will executive produce.
Verdú will star as Lucia, a partner and caretaker to Raymond and Ray’s father. Her character is described as one having the innate strength and alluring personality that will mend the broken family in the wake of the father’s death. Okonedo plays Kiera, a no-nonsense nurse and a source of comfort for Raymond and Ray’s father in his final days.
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