Daniel Bruhl and Macaulay Culkin have joined the cast of “Rich Flu”.
The pair have been cast to star alongside Rosamund Pike, who has previously been announced as the lead in the pandemic-themed thriller.
Spanish director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia is directing the film with cameras ready to roll.
Gaztelu-Urrutia wrote the screenplay with Pedro Rivero and “Spencer” director Pablo Larrain is producing the project.
The film sees a mysterious disease kill some of the richest and most influential people on the planet, starting with billionaires, then multi-millionaires, and more.
As he threatens to hit anyone with any kind of fortune, the world descends into panic as the human race tries to flood the market with unwanted assets.
The film explores how far someone would go to save their own neck when the wealth that made the world go round suddenly becomes dangerous.
The director previously said: “‘Rich Flu’ is an immense physical saga, full of twists, obstacles and surprises. But, above all, it is a complex and provocative emotional journey into the depths of the human soul. and the heights of glorious self-indulgence.”
Macaulay rose to fame as a child in the 1990s through his role as Kevin McAllister in the “Home Alone” films and would document his experience of aging in the Lightbox documentary series “Macaulay Culkin’s Midlife Crisis” after he tweeted about his 40s. year.
In a statement, Culkin said, “Wow, Lightbox. Thanks for reminding me that I’m in my 40s. Well, rather than making a big deal out of it, I think we should just make a show out of it. makes sense.”