In Dreams notwithstanding, Jordan is a remarkably consistent filmmaker, capable of doing beautiful and subtle things with sometimes schlocky material. Hopefully people are ready to try sea nymphs again after the frustration that was M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water. Ondine sounds more whimsical and playful than Shyamalan's heavy-handed parable.
Bachleda has been acting in Poland since the 90's, but made her American debut in the Kevin Kline sex trafficking movie Trade, which I didn't see (and which I heard was pretty bad). Jordan's last film, the revenge drama The Brave One, was a critical failure but a moderate commercial success. For a while, Jordan was supposed to direct the fantasy thriller Killing on Carnival Row, but it looks like Ondine will be his next project.