Northern Irish actor boards thriller…

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ and ‘The Fall’ star Jamie Dornan has signed on to join the cast of Alex Aja’s psychological thriller ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax,’ says Screen Daily.

Adapted from the Liz Jensen novel of the same name, the story begins on Louis Drax’s ninth birthday, when he suffers a near-fatal fall. In order to reveal the strange circumstances surrounding the young boy’s accident, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of actor Max Minghella, who will also produce alongside Tim Bricknell, Shawn Williamson, and Aja.

“Max’s script takes us on a very emotional journey through the deep recesses of the mind and on a suspenseful Hitchcockian ride,” commented Aja. “I was drawn to the poignant family drama and the supernatural elements, and am excited to bring this rich and complex story to life.”