EXCLUSIVE: White hot Juno Temple and Michael Angarano will star in The Brass Teapot, a darkly comic morality tale packaged by Gersh Agency that TF1 is selling internationally and is being fast-tracked for a July start in New York.
Gersh’s film fund Northern Lights Films is financing the project, which marks the feature directorial debut of commercials director Ramaa Mosley and follows a broke young couple who steal a brass teapot that produces cash whenever someone feels pain. Tim Macy wrote the screenplay.
Gersh represents North American rights and the company’s P Jennifer Dana packaged the project with Jay Cohen and reunites with her production team on Fox Searchlight’s Sundance hit The Art Of Getting By (formerly Homework).
Northern Lights president Kirk Roos produces with Dana’s producing partner Darren Goldberg and James Graves. Diane Nabatoff will serve as executive producer.
“We were excited to produce Brass Teapot when it was simply a great script and an ambitious director,” Roos said. “So, it was a super bonus to land an amazing cast on top of an already sexy and smart dark comedy.”
“The movie is fresh,” TF1’s vp of international sales and acquisitions Gregory Chambet said. “It’s been a long time since there’s been a film with that mix of dark comedy and fantasy and we feel Juno is the next big thing.”
Temple stars in upcoming US releases Dirty Girl and Little Birds and will also appear in The Three Musketeers. Angarano’s credits include The Art Of Getting By and Kevin Smith’s Red State.
Dana and Cohen put together A Little Something For Your Birthday in Cannes starring Malin Akerman and James Marsden for Parlay Films and Anonymous.