EXCLUSIVE: John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions and Berlin-based DCM Productions will partner on Harmony Korine’s untitled project about a family of criminals from the South.
The development comes hot on the heels of last weekend’s record limited release of Spring Breakers, which grossed $263,002 through A24 for an $87,667 per-site average - the biggest so far this year for any limited release in the US.
Spring Breakers producer Charles-Marie Anthonioz will reprise his role on the new project, which is likely to be Korine’s next film, although the film-maker is known to be developing projects with Megan Ellison.
Lesher is in pre-production on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman as well as Black Mass to star Johnny Depp. Lesher represented Korine when he was an agent.
He is also reuniting with David Ayer on the WWII tank film Fury, which QED International is financing and selling internationally. Lesher producer Ayer’s acclaimed End Of Watch.
DCM’s production division is run by Marc Schmidheiny and Christoph Daniel and the company co-financed and produced Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet as well as Norway’s foreign language Oscar nominee Kon-Tiki.