EXCLUSIVE: John C. Reilly Joining Tilda Swinton In We Need to Talk About Kevin


Ten years ago, director Lynne Ramsay burst onto the scene with 1999's Ratcatcher, followed it up with Morvern Collar in 2002, and hasn't made another film since. The talented filmmaker was attached to The Lovely Bones for a while before Peter Jackson took over, and since then, she's intended to make a tough story that touches on some of the same beats: We Need to Talk About Kevin, an adaptation of the Lionel Shriver novel about an estranged husband and wife dealing with their son Kevin, who's committed a mass murder.

This project, though, is on a fast track that Ramsay's Bones never reached. Tilda Swinton officially signed onto the project last May, then international rights to the picture were picked up in October. Now, Movieline has learned, John C. Reilly has joined the picture and will be starring opposite Swinton.

Kevin will start shooting in the spring; U.S. rights haven't been picked up yet, but with that cast, it's hard to believe they won't be forthcoming.