This week’s new projects on Screenbase include two cross-continental co-productions between Germany and the US, a romantic comedy by Jean Luc Perréard, as well as a horror film by Richard Driscoll.
Uma Thurman and Nicole Kidman will head the cast for The Danish Girl, a drama about the seismic change to painter Einar Wegener’s life in the 1920s when his American wife, Greta Waud, asks him to dress in women’s clothes to help her finish a portrait. The co-production by Germany’s Senator Film Köln and America’s Blossom Films as well as Pretty Pictures is based on the eponymous 2000 novel by David Ebershoff and a screenplay adaptation by Lucinda Coxon. The film will be shot in Berlin this autumn, with Lasse Hallstrom directing. Kathy Morgan International will handle worldwide sales.
Germany and the US also join forces for Vivaldi, which is produced by Zeitsprung Entertainment and Raffaella Productions. Patricia Riggen will direct an international cast including Ben Kingsley, Veronica Ferres, Jessica Biel, Kevin Zegers and David Garrett. The film, produced by Brian Grazer, Raffaella De Laurentiis and Michael Mosca, is based on a screenplay by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott. Shooting dates have yet to be confirmed, but Senator Film Verleih will release the biographical drama in Germany next year and Sierra Pictures has been appointed as international sales agent.
Itinéraire Bis, the debut feature by Jean Luc Perréard, is currently shooting in France and Corsica. Written by Pierre Salvadori and Jacques Monnet, Pauline Duhault will produce this romantic comedy. Leïla Bekhti, Fred Testot, Jean-Francois Stévenin, Christiane Millet and Lucia Sanchez are in the lead roles in this production by Mars Film and Elia Films. Mars Film will also distribute the Film in France, with Elle Driver handling international sales.
Richard Driscoll is presently shooting Back2Hell, the second and final instalment of the ‘Raven Series’, starring Christopher Lee, Michael Madsen, Ling Bai, Sylvester McCoy and Lysette Anthony. Driscoll also produces this $9.5m horror film with House of Fear, while Keith Howell is executive producing. Fantastic Films International handles worldwide sales.
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