Park Films have recently signed Emile Hirsch as the lead role in their IRL/US co-production The Disassembled Man. The film is an adaption from the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jon Bassoff (Corrosion, Factory Town) and US screenwriter Ethan Goldman, and will be directed by longtime Park collaborator Ivan Kavanagh (The Canal).
Ivan says ‘I am very excited about working with Emile, who was the first actor I thought of when I read Jon Bassoff’s incredible book. The Disassembled Man will be a wild, blackly comic journey, into the dark side of the American dream.
The Disassembled Man is a dark noir thriller that tells the story of Frankie Avicious (played by Hirsch), a hard-luck fella with a sordid past. Living in a dreary meatpacking town, stuck in a loveless marriage, and spending his days slaughtering cattle, Frankie has nothing to look forward to but his next swallow of bargain whiskey. His wife is threatening to leave him, and the local sociopath is threatening to kill him. And then there’s Scarlett Acres, a stripper with a heart of Fool’s Gold. Frankie can’t stop thinking about her….with the encouragement of a mysterious travelling salesman, Frankie sets out to reverse his destiny through a series of bizarre murders.
Like all film noir protagonists, he is a man with fate ready to trip him up at any second.
‘It’s a very commercial film, full of atmosphere & tension, with a fair whack of jet black humour’, said Producer AnneMarie Naughton.