Aaron Schimberg has been confirmed as the director and screenwriter of “A Different Man.” Schimberg’s most prominent film is 2019’s “Chained for Life,” which centered around an actress (Jess Weixler) attempting to connect with her co-star (the aforementioned Pearson in his second feature film) and unraveling the cruelness of society in the process.
“A Different Man” will also have a lengthy list of producers. Stan will serve as an executive producer on the project, making it his first producing credit. Christine Vachon (“Carol”) and Gabriel Mayers (“30 for 30: Vick”) will produce under the Killer Films banner. Vanessa McDonnell will be working with Schimberg again as a producer, having also produced “Chained for Life.” Finally, producer Jason Reif (“Selah and the Spades”) will also contribute to the film.
While further details are still being kept tightly secured, there is a lot of promise already with this project. Given the critical acclaim of “Chained for Life” and the talents of Stan, Reinsve, and Pearson being attached, “A Different Man” could be an intriguing mystery that could dissect societal attitudes towards disabled individuals. While there is potential for the message to go awry, we won’t know for sure if it does until its release. However, the signs are looking positive.