Demian Bichir is one of the busiest working actors now that he joins the George Clooney post-apocalyptic science fiction feature Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix. Directing and starring, Clooney plays Augustine, who is a stranded scientist in the arctic and tries contacting a spaceship, according to Variety.
Story of Good Morning Midnight
Based on the Lily Brooks-Dalton novel, Good Morning, Midnight shifts from Augustine and the astronaut, who attempts to get his Aether spacecraft functional to return to earth. So far, Netflix revealed nothing about Bichir’s role. Clooney, Smokehouse Pictures’ Grant Heslov, Anonymous Content, and Syndicate Entertainment will produce and filming began in October.
“The unforgettable story of two outsiders—a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth—as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed.”
Published by Random House in 2016, Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books named Good Morning, Midnight was named one of the best books of the year. Clooney spoke about the opportunity working on the adaptation in an earlier report in Deadline Hollywood.
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project. Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
Bichir’s Upcoming Projects
Bichir stars in ABC’s Grand Hotel and working on a number of films. In 2018, he was in the horror film The Nun for Warner Bros. He’s busy with a number of upcoming 2020 films including the remake of The Grudge for Sony, Godzilla vs. Kong for Warner Bros, and Chaos Walking for Lionsgate. In addition, filming began for Land for Focus Features and he signed to star in JSA for Lightbridge Entertainment.
Joining Bichir and Clooney are Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, and Kyle Chander. Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) penned the screenplay. Good Morning, Midnight is the first film Clooney directed since 2017’s Suburbicon.
Netflix has not set a release date.