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Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody To Star In ‘Detachment’

Adrien Brody

Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody stars in the lead role in DETACHMENT with Academy Award winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Peterson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson with Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner and James Caan.

Producers Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann from Paper Street Films with Carl Lund announced final casting on DETACHMENT currently shooting in Queens, NY and Long Island. Written by Carl Lund and directed by Tony Kaye (American History X), DETACHMENT is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher.  Production on the film began on July 25, 2010.

Academy Award winning actor,  Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher, who roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. The film also stars Academy Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (as Principal Dearden), James Caan (Mr. Seaboldt), Christina Hendricks (Ms. Madison),  Lucy Liu (Dr. Parker), Blythe Danner (Ms. Perkins), William Petersen (Sarge), Brian Cranston (Mr. Dearden), and Tim Blake Nelson (Mr. Wiatt). DETACHMENT will also introduce teenage newcomers, Betty Kaye and  Sami Gayle.

Paper Street Films producer Austin Stark adds, “Director Tony Kaye’s vision of the American public school system is poignant and unique, and we are thrilled to be working with such a talented cast in bringing this important story to the screen.”

DETACHMENT is produced by Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann of Paper Street Films and Carl Lund. Exec producers are Greg Shapiro and Peter Sterling.  ICM packaged DETACHMENT and will be selling North American rights.