Douglas Fairbanks Jr’s grandson Dominick Fairbanks has come on as co-producer on Poverty Row Entertainment’s Mary Pickford biopic The First.
Fairbanks Productions will produce the film with Poverty Row. Jennifer DeLia is directing and produces with Poverty Row partner Julie Pacino alongside Said Zahraoui. Shooting is scheduled for late 2013.
Lily Rabe will star as Pickford, Michael Pitt at Owen Moore and Ryan Simpkins as the young Pickford.
The roles of Douglas Fairbanks J, D W Griffith, Jack Pickford, Charlotte Hennessy and Lillian Gish are yet to be cast.
Poverty Row is in attendance at AFM ahead of a sales push in Berlin.