Westbrook Studios, Netter Films, PalmStar Media declared on Thursday the film adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s beloved literary masterpiece and global bestseller, The Alchemist, is going into generation. Sebastian de Souza, Tom Hollander, and Shohreh Aghdashloo are established to star in the film, which will begin principal photography this September in Morocco. 

The film is manufactured by Will Smith and Jon Mone for Westbrook Studios Frakes and Raj Singh for PalmStar Gil Netter for Netter Movies.

De Souza (The Good, Typical Individuals) joins as Santiago he is cast alongside Hollander (Birdman, The King’s Man) and Aghdashloo (Residence of Sand and Fog, The Guarantee).  They are joined by Jordi Molla (Jack Ryan, The Audio of Silence), Youssef Kerkour (Home of Gucci), and Ashraf Barhom (Tyrant, By Any Suggests).  The film is directed by Kevin Frakes.

The Alchemist follows a youthful Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago on an epic quest for daily life-changing treasure. The e-book is a perpetual international greatest-vendor and beloved literary work the film’s solid and crew characterize the authenticity of the story’s placing in Spain and North Africa, as properly as the diversity of a world-wide and assorted manufacturing.

“Paulo Coelho wrote it ideal,” mentioned producer and director Kevin Frakes of PalmStar Media. ” ‘When you genuinely want a little something to materialize, the entire universe will conspire so that your wish arrives correct.’  It has long been my aspiration to provide this tale to the earth, and now we can do that in a way that speaks to Coelho’s vision, with a solid and crew that signifies the worldwide very well of guidance for The Alchemist.”

The Alchemist has bought extra than 100 million copies in 56 languages, and holds the Guinness Entire world Record for most translated get the job done by a residing creator.  It is one of the most legendary items of IP not still translated into movie, and conjures up more than 5 million natural and organic conversations on the net just about every month.

“Hundreds of millions of men and women around the past 3 many years have found inspiration in ‘The Alchemist’ to pursue their desires, listen to their hearts, and never to reduce hope when faced with adversity,” reported producer Gil Netter. “Paulo Coelho’s words and phrases are profound, and now we will lastly be capable to carry individuals terms to lifetime.”

The film’s generation group also involves Oscar-Winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda Generation Designer Dominic Watkins Oscar-Nominated Editor Steve Rosenblum Costumer Designer Arjun Bhasin Grammy Nominee Music Supervisor Kenna and Oscar Nominated Composer Carter Burwell.  Denise Chamian and Priscilla John taken care of casting.  Script was co-prepared by Frakes and Ryan Kreston. Zakaria Alaoui is the community producer and Manu Gargi is government manufacturing.

Principal pictures for The Alchemist movie starts Morocco in September 2021, with world distribution slated for Vacation 2022.