In sourcing a $25 million deal for rights worldwide, Scout Pictures gain AnnapurnaMysterious comedy horror movie nightbeachA six-time Academy Award winner Amy Adams (Access), obtained in a competitive sale. Marielle Heller (Can you forget me?) on board to direct the film, based on Rachel YoderThe first novel acclaimed from her own text.
nightbeach It tells the story of a woman who is thrown into the stay-at-home routine of raising a toddler in the suburbs, and who slowly embraces the feral force deeply rooted in motherhood as she becomes increasingly aware of the strange, undeniable signs they may turn into dogs. Bond Group and Annapurna acquired the film rights to Yoder’s book in 2020 and developed the script along with Heller. It marks the re-emergence of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna on the market. The original plan was to launch sales in It was, but Searchlight has been found everywhere since Berlin. There were five shows but Searchlight won the day.
Adams and Stacey O’Neill (dead rangers) by their Bond Group banner, along with Heller for Defiant By Nature, Archer Gray Ann Curry (women of the twentieth century), Megan Ellison Annapurna (Box Mart), Christina Oh (Minaryand Adam Poulsenpig), and Sue Naegley (Shirley), with Sammy Scher on Annapurna and Defiant By Nature’s Havilah Brewster as executive producers. Searchlight’s chief production officer DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas will oversee the film along with Senior Vice President of Production Taylor Friedman and Director of Creative Cameron Chidsey.
nightbeach Carey reunites with Heller on the heels of their work together on acclaimed features Can you forget me? And Diary of a teenage girl for Searchlight and Sony Pictures Classics, respectively. The movie will stream on Disney’s DTC platforms as a Hulu Original in the US, with additional release plans to be announced at a later time. Production begins in Los Angeles in September.
“We have long been fans of Amy Adams, and we are thrilled to join Annapurna and our incredibly creative team of filmmakers to bring this unique story to screen,” said David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, presidents of Searchlight. “We are also excited to meet again with Mary Heller and Ann Curry again after collaborating on Can you forget me? Marie has masterfully adapted Rachel Yoder’s stunning debut for what promises to be a provocative film.”
“Rachel Yoder’s book took my breath away. I didn’t feel this way [a] book since i read Diary of a teenage girl Many years ago,” Heller added. “Rachel’s hilarious, hilarious tale of motherhood and anger made me feel visible. And adapting it with Amy Adams in mind is the thing that got me through this pandemic. I am so excited to bring this movie to life with the wonderful partners of Anne Carey, Annapurna Pictures and Searchlight. It’s a dream come true.”
Heller recently directed the critically acclaimed drama Mr. Rogers, which was nominated for an Academy Award Nice day around, starring Tom Hanks, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance. She previously worked with Searchlight Pictures as a drama director for Forgery Messages Can you forget me?and starring Oscar-nominated actors Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. Its output credits also include SPC Diary of a teenage girlwhich earned it an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film as well as a DGA nomination for Debut Feature Film.
Adams earned her Oscar nominations for her role in the films viceAnd American blackmailAnd Mr.And the fighterAnd doubt And Junebug. It will then appear in DepressedDisney’s follow up to her great concert, fascinated.
Searchlight Pictures is a global specialty film company owned by Disney and has recently released titles including Academy Award nominee Guillermo del Toro. nightmare alley, which earned a Searchlight nomination for the 20th Best Picture Oscar; Oscar-winning Ahmir . Thompson Feature Documentary “Questlove” Thompson Summer of the Soul (…or When the Revolution Couldn’t Be Broadcast on TV) With Hulu and in partnership with Disney’s Onyx Collective; Hulu Original Limited Series leakage from Michael Showalter; The Mimi Cave’s Cannibal Pic, Fresh. Upcoming releases include Andrew Ahn’s fire island; Sophie Hyde Good luck to you, Leo Grande; Queen Shepard Not okay; Martin McDonagh Inisherin from Inisherin; Mark Meloud food menu; Tom George See how they run; Mendes Medal The Empire of Light.
Searchlight’s head of business, Paul Hoffman, negotiated a dealnightbeach With Annapurna and FilmNation Entertainment pictures. Heller represents UTA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Adams by WME, Linden Entertainment, Sloane, Offer, and Weber & Dern.
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