Per Deadline, Murphy will star in Steve, a brand new film based mostly on Max Porter’s 2023 novel Shy. Steve is directed by Tim Mielants, who lately collaborated with Murphy on Small Issues Like These, which is premiering on the 74th Berlin Worldwide Movie Pageant on February 15, 2024.
Murphy can be launching a brand new manufacturing firm with Alan Moloney, Massive Issues Movies, which can produce Steve. The film is being launched globally by Netflix, with manufacturing anticipated to start this spring.
What’s Steve about?
“Steve is a reimagining of Porter’s Shy and traces a pivotal 24 hours within the lifetime of its eponymous character, a headteacher (Murphy) of a last-chance reform faculty who struggles to maintain his college students in line, whereas additionally grappling together with his spiraling psychological well being,” Deadline’s description of the film reads.
The screenplay for Steve was written by Porter.
“I simply adore Max’s writing and the factor his writing does for me, which Claire Keegan’s writing does as nicely — and it’s one thing I’ve all the time chased down in writing — is one thing that has an precise visceral impact on you, an emotional impact,” Murphy mentioned of Porter’s novel. “I bear in mind studying Foster, Claire’s brief story, I bear in mind really crying studying the ebook and having to place my hood up on the practice to attempt to cover, I used to be so embarrassed. After which Shy was additionally that ebook. Max gave me that ebook in a proof version earlier than he completed it, and once more it simply broke my coronary heart. They’re the kinds of issues I like as a reader and as a performer, so I actually wished to do one thing with him.”
Murphy mentioned it was Porter’s concept to alter the principle character, who’s a pupil within the novel, right into a headmaster. “Myself and Alan and Max received on a name and we began to show it round in our heads and it appeared like we might make a movie out of it,” he defined. “The identical occasions occur, we’re simply taking a look at them via a unique lens.”
A launch date for Steve has not but been set.