Barely into February and it's already shaping up to be a busy year for FIlmNation. Amazon dated Life Itself for September 21st, Bleecker Street released the trailer and poster for Sebastian Lelio's 'Disobedience', and we're heading to the European Film Market with three upcoming titles. Missed the announcements in the trades? Catch up below.
Academy Award®-winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award®-nominee Felicity Jones reunite in this period adventure about a scientist and widow who embark on flying a hot air balloon higher than anyone's dared to go before. Tom Harper ('Peaky Blinders') will direct and Amazon Studios is financing the film. Read the full article from Screen Daily here.
Financed by FilmNation with 30West ('I, Tonya'), and starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling (with a script penned by Kaling herself), this film is tee'd up to be a whole lot of fun. Thompson plays a late-night talk show host who hires her first female writer (Kaling) in a last-ditch effort to save her sinking ratings. Despite a rocky start, the two form an unlikely yet hilarious bond. Read the whole article from Deadline here.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
From the witty and vibrant mind of Armando Iannucci ('Veep', 'The Death of Stalin'), comes a fresh and modern take on the Dickens' classic novel "David Copperfield." 'In the Loop' writer Simon Blackwell wrote the script with Iannucci and Kevin Loader is set to produce. Read the full article from Variety here.
With three new titles plus 'Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot' playing in competition, it's going to be a jam-packed (and chilly) couple of weeks so stay tuned..