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Aran Murphy joins the cast of Taika Waititi’s Klara And The Sun
08 Feb 2024 : News Desk
Aran Murphy at the Golden Globes 2024
Irish actor Aran Murphy will join Amy Adams and Jenna Ortega in Taika Waititi’s next film Klara and The Sun.

Irish actor Aran Murphy, as well as Mia Thara, has joined the cast of Klara and The Sun. The film, directed by Taika Waititi (Next Goal Wins), also features the previously announced cast of Amy Adams (Arrival) and Jenna Ortega (Wednesday). Screenwriter Dahvi Waller is adapting the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name for the screen.

Klara and the Sun follows Klara (Ortega), an artificial friend designed to prevent loneliness. Klara is purchased by a mother (Adams) and a teen named Josie (Tharia) who adores her new robot companion, but suffers from a mysterious illness. Murphy makes his feature film debut as Rick, Josie’s best friend and next-door neighbor.

Murphy has previously appeared in the stage adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet as the titular character. The stage play began its tour in Dublin in 2018, before continuing to London, New York, Boston, Brisbane and Hong Kong. He is represented by The Lisa Richards Agency and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Waititi is producing the film with David Heyman and Garrett Basch for Heyday Films. Ishiguro is executive producing. Klara and the Sun is a 3000 Pictures and Sony co-production.

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