EXCLUSIVE: Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel’s LA-based outfit is Cannes-bound with a prestige slate that includes new work from Guillermo del Toro and Olivier Dahan.
Del Toro’s 3D stop-motion rendering of Pinocchio is shaping up to be one of the hot titles of the market and it is understood it will play as a family-friendly film with the Mexican auteur’s signature visual flourishes. Inferno will serve as executive producer.
Inferno are also understood to have cemented deals to handle sales on two titles from EuropaCorp co-founder Pierre-Ange Le Pogam’s Stone Angels.
Grace Of Monaco will star Nicole Kidman as the late Hollywood star Grace Kelly and charts her relationship with the principality’s former rule Prince Rainer.
Olivier Dahan, who pulled out an Oscar-winning performance from Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, will direct and production is scheduled to kick off in Monaco on Sept 4. CAA represents domestic rights.
Meanwhile Chloe Moretz is rumoured to be in the lead for Maggie, based on John Scott 3’s Black List screenplay about a family in the midst of a “walking dead” epidemic who comfort their eldest daughter as she slowly becomes a zombie. Henry Hobson will direct.
Le Pogam serves as producer on both Grace Of Monaco and Maggie.