Big Beach and Raindog Films have commenced principal photography in Virginia on Loving, the director’s follow-up to Mud. Wild Bunch handles international sales and CAA represents US rights.
Loving is inspired by Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story and centres on an interracial couple who got married in 1958 and had to fight for their marriage when they were thrown in jail.
Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star with Nick Kroll, Jon Bass, Marton Csokas and Bill Camp
Ged Doherty, Sarah Green, Buirski, Colin Firth, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub produce, while the executive producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jack Turner and Jared Ian Goldman.
- Writer-director Kate Maberly and Doug Liman will produce The Forest Of Hands And Teeth to star Maisie Williams from Game Of Thrones. Production is lining up for 2016 on the story of a young woman who holds the future of humanity in her hands after a virus turns humans into bloodthirsty predators.
- Shooting has wrapped on the road trip comedy Frat Pack starring Beverly D’Angelo, Danny Trejo, Hana Mae Lee, Robert Knepper, newcomer Rachel Risen, Melissa Bolona, Richard Reid and Tommy Davidson. Michael Philip directs from a screenplay by Reid, who is also one of the producers. Circus Road Releasing, Film Tiger banner and Attention Seeker Entertainment produce.
- Starz on Tuesday announced the series development of Trapped in association with Mila Kunis’ Orchard Farm Productions. Kunis and Rob Zombie are executive producers on the half-hour comedy horror series.