Cate Blanchett

Source: Steven Chee

Cate Blanchett

1917 producer New Republic Pictures has signed a first-look deal with Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films.

Blanchett founded film and TV production company Dirty Films with Andrew Upton and the company’s recent executive producer credits include Mrs. America for Hulu, and Berlinale selection and limited series Stateless, which launches on Netflix on July 8.

Los Angeles-based producer Coco Francini, who served as executive producer on Mrs. America and produced The Hateful Eight, has joined Dirty Films as partner.

Blanchett worked with New Republic Pictures president Fischer on The House With A Clock In Its Walls and Truth.

Producer Brian Oliver founded New Republic, the Los Angeles-based company whose producer credits include Rocketman.

In development are graphic-novel adaptation Undiscovered Country, Goldie Hawn comedy Family Jewels, and Green Rush, among others.

New Republic negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of Dirty Films.