Three Lamenting Their "Blindness"

Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, and Alice Braga are joining Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo in the cast of Fernando Meirelles' "Blindness."

Moving the project in steady progress, filmmakers of "Blindness" have added three more stars to take part in the apocalyptic drama, placing the names of Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, and Alice Braga in the cast lineup.

Joining Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, Bernal will portray King of Ward 3 while Glover and Braga are set to be the narrator and girl with the dark glasses, respectively. Story is adapted from the Jose Saramago novel about an epidemic of blindness that sweeps through a contemporary city and pushes its citizens to the brink of breakdown.

Filming is scheduled to start in early July using locations in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Toronto, Canada. "The Constant Gardener" helmer Fernando Meirelles will direct from script by Don McKellar with Niv Fichman, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, and Sonoko Sakai all producing for Focus Features International.


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