Mongrel International and Mongrel Media have picked up international and Canadian rights to Simon Stone’s Australian feature starring Geoffrey Rush and Miranda Otto.
The Daughter is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck and looks at the catastrophic consequences of truth.
Production is set to begin in Sydney on September 12 and The Daughter also stars Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Anna Torv, Odessa Young and Sam Neill.
Roadshow Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue will produce.
Stone has written and directed plays for leading Australian companies such as the Belvoir, Melbourne, Sydney and Malthouse Theatre companies.
His acclaimed adaptation of The Wild Duck won the 2011 Helpmann Award for best play and the Sydney Theatre Award for best mainstage production and best direction.
In 2013 he collaborated with Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett to create Reunion, the short film that he then directed as part of the feature The Turning.