Adrien Brody Will Join The Septembers of Shiraz

PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 20: Actor Adrien Brody attend the Bulgari High Jewellery Diva Collection presentation on June 20, 2013 in Portofino, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images for Bulgari) Getty

Deadline reports that Adrien Brody has signed on to join Salma Hayek and Shohreh Aghdashloo in The Septembers of Shiraz, a film from director Wayne Blair, who helmed The Sapphires. The movie is based on Dalia Sofer’s bestselling novel of the same name, which was inspired by the true story of Jewish family living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, and their attempt to overcome and ultimately escape the tyranny sweeping the nation. Will a bearded Ben Affleck show up and spirit them away to safety? Always a possibility.

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