Tony Bui, whose debut feature Three Seasons won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at last year's Sundance Film Festival, has signed with LA-based Industry Entertainment to make his next film, The World I Made For Her.
Based on the novel by Thomas Moran, the film is a romantic drama about a detective lying on his deathbed in a hospital who develops a metaphysical relationship with a nurse who cares for him. Bui will adapt the novel himself and Industry will finance the development of the screenplay. The film will be produced by Julia Chasman and David Carmel and executive produced by Nick Wechsler and Margaret Riley, all of Industry Entertainment.
Industry, formerly known as Addis Wechsler & Associates, is a producer or co-producer on a slew of films set for release in 2000 including 15 Minutes with Robert De Niro and Ed Burns for New Line, Daddy And Them with Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck for Miramax, Quills with Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet for Fox Searchlight, Darren Aronofsky's next film Requiem For A Dream for Artisan Entertainment, Jonathan Nossiter's Signs And Wonders which is backed and sold by MK2, The Invisible Circus starring Cameron Diaz for Fine Line and the long-completed The Yards with Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron also for Miramax. In March 1998, the company signed a three-year first-look production deal with New Line Cinema.