Gabriela Bacher's Primary Pictures, which this week announced its British gangster movie My Kingdom to star Richard Harris, has teamed up with a host of international talent on its development slate including Wayne Wang and Jodie Foster.
Bacher, formerly the LA-based senior vice president of production at Constantin Film, is co-producing My Kingdom with Neal Weisman and Sky Pictures in the UK.
She has also teamed up with US producers Lawrence Turman (The Graduate, American History X) and Harry & Mary Jane Ufland (One True Thing, Not Without My Daughter) to produce a movie they are all co-developing with Wayne Wang. Wang, currently preparing The Centre Of The World for Artisan Entertainment, will direct the picture which is set in the Nevada desert and tells the story of a cowboy torn between the law and a group of separatists who plan to break it.
Primary is the co-producer on The Leni Riefenstahl Project (working title) with Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures. Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) is currently writing the screenplay about the famed German film-maker and Foster will star as Riefenstahl.
Bacher is also putting together Mesrine, the story of the infamous French bankrobber which has been penned by Mick Davis (The Match) and will be directed by London-based music video director Michael Hausman, and another UK-set picture, Electric Avenue to be directed by France's Joelle Bentolila.
Loosely based on King Lear, My Kingdom will star Harris as a Liverpool druglord caught in a lethal power struggle. Nick Davies, a journalist at UK newspaper The Guardian, wrote the script and Don Boyd (21) will direct. Overseas FilmGroup is handling international sales.