Plus: Call Me Francesco to open LA Italia festival; and more…

Delpy joins J.K. Simmons, who was previously announced in The Bachelors, an ensemble comedic drama that Windowseat Entertainment is fully financing and Fortitude International will introduce to EFM buyers in Berlin. Gersh and CAA represent North American rights. 

Principal photography is set to kick off in Los Angeles in March on the story of a widower and his 17-year-old son who relocate to Los Angeles where two extraordinary women play a transformative role in their lives. Kurt Voelker directs.

  • The US premiere of Call Me Francesco will open 2016 Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival on February 21. Daniele Luchetti directs the biopic about the life of Pope Francis. The festival runs from February 21-27.
  • Following its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, distributor FilmRise has acquired worldwide rights to Maris Curran’s debut Five Nights In Maine. The film will open theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and other cities in late summer 2016 day-and-date on digital and VOD platforms. Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez and David Oyelowo star in the film about a man who travels to Maine to be with his cancer-stricken mother-in-law after losing his wife. FilmRise negotiated the deal with CAA.