Voltage Pictures has bulked up its Cannes slate with the eleventh hour acquisition of the teen drama Greta starring Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn and Melissa Leo.
Nancy Bardawil directed from Michael Gilvary’s screenplay about a prickly teenager who discovers her gentler side and finds romance when she is spends one summer with her grandparents on the Jersey Shore.
Evan Ross plays the love interest and Michael Murphy stars as the protagonist’s grandfather.
Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier brokered the deal with Jerome Duboz of William Morris Independent and will introduce the project on the Croisette this week.
Chartier was one of the few buyers who enjoyed a busy EFM and will be looking to maintain that momentum with a Cannes slate that includes thriller The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz as a police officer who exposes a United Nations cover-up in post-war Bosnia.