Holly Hunter has signed on to star in Manglehorn, David Gordon Green’s follow-up to Venice hit Joe that is being financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment.
As Screendaily reported earlier on Friday, WestEnd Films has closed a slew of sales including the UK to Artificial Eye, France to Wild Side and Latin America to Swen. CAA arranged financing for the film and represents US rights.
Hunter will play the female lead in Manglehorn opposite Al Pacino in the title role. Chris Messina and Harmony Korine also star in the story of an ex-con who goes back to his old ways. Principal photography will commence this autumn in Austin, Texas.
Paul Logan wrote the screenplay. Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow and COO Molly Conners will produce alongside Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng and Green.
Worldview key investors Maria Cestone and Sarah E Johnson will serve as executive producers alongside Todd Labarowski, Brad Coolidge and Melissa Coolidge for Dreambridge Films, which is making an investment in the film. Jody Hill and Danny McBride are executive producers for Rough House.