Tilda Swinton Joins Colin Farrell In Edward Berger’s Netflix Pic ‘The Ballad Of A Small Player’; Filming To Start This Summer

Tilda Swinton is joining Colin Farrell in Edward Berger and Netflix‘s The Ballad of a Small Player, we can reveal.

The story follows a high-stakes gambler who decides to lay low in Macau after his past and debts catch up with him. Along the way he encounters a kindred spirit who might just hold the key to his salvation. Production is due to start in Asia this summer.

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Rowan Joffe is adapting the script that is is based on the novel by Lawrence Osborne. Mike Goodridge is producing through his Good Chaos banner along with Berger for his Nine Hours banner as well as Matthew James Wilkinson for Stigma Films.

The film marks the first project under Berger’s creative partnership and global first-look film deal with Netflix, via his company Nine Hours.

Swinton has recently been in production on Pedro Almodovar’s The Room Next Door and has Joshua Oppenheimer’s The End expected to launch later this year.

Later this year, Farrell has the anticipated Batman Max series The Penguin bowing in which he reprises his role as Gotham City’s most infamous gangster. He is currently filming the Sony and Imperative drama A Big Bold Beautiful Journey opposite Margot Robbie.

Best known for his Oscar-winning work on Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Berger’s follow-up film Conclave bows in November.

Swinton is repped by Hamilton Hodell, CAA and Peikoff Mahan.

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