Tessa Thompson (Westworld) And the Joseph Gordon – Lovett (super pumping) attached to the star in a science fiction movie ashHe is a Grammy Award winning musician and director flying lotus – aka Stephen Ellison – will direct as his sophomore year feature, As we first reported in january. Neil Blomkamp (District 9) has since joined forces with the exec to produce the pic, which her financier XYZ Films will represent for global sales in the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
While you are in TIFF to meet with the main buyers of ashFlying Lotus will appear to support its segment of V / H / S / 99The world premiere is held in the midnight section of the festival.
The new film, for which the multiple hyphenated will also make up an original score, watches a woman (Thompson) wake up on a distant planet and find her space station crew viciously murdered, and then must decide if she can trust a man (Gordon-Levitt) to save her. But as their investigation into what went on sets off a terrifying chain of events, he begins to question how innocent she really is.
Jonni Remmler wrote the original script for the film, and is looking to start production in New Zealand next year. It’s Flying Lotus’ follow-up to Sundance’s first body horror anthology, koso. XYZ Films and GFC Films will produce, with Blomkamp exec producing along with Echo Lake Entertainment. ash Follows XYZ’s collaboration with GFC on Toa Fraser’s New Zealand Oscar . entry dead landsintroduced by James Cameron for the American market, and the action thriller that followed Toa 6 days Starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish, which debuted globally on Netflix in 2017.
Flying Lotus said, “It’s an absolute dream come true to be collaborating with some of the most talented actors out there!”
GFC Founder and General Manager Matthew Metcalf and XYZ Films partner Nate Bolotin added, “We couldn’t be happier for Tessa and Joseph to headline this film, they are incredibly talented and talented actors. With Steve at the helm, this is going to be a truly visionary film and we can’t To be more excited to take the project into production in 2023.”
Thompson is an Emmy and BAFTA nominated actress and producer who recently reprized her role in the Marvel movie as Valkyrie. Thor: lover and thunderalso recently returned for the fourth season of HBO’s Westworld. Other notable big-screen credits from recent years include Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut passand Prime Video’s selfie lovewhich was also produced by exec, as well as PeacefulAnd the Dear eggs and the creed Movies. Among Thompson’s upcoming projects Third CreedIt is currently in post-production and is due to be released next March. Its production company Viva Maude is actively developing projects that include The secret of the lives of the women of the ChurchAnd the luster And the Who is afraid of death?.
Gordon-Levitt is a two-time Emmy winner who starred as Uber’s Travis Kalanick in the first season of the Showtime anthology series. super pumpingbefore starring in Apple TV + series Mr. Corman, which he also created and directed. Actor known for his roles in films like beginningAnd the loperHis first directorial appearance, Don John And the 50/50 It recently wrapped production on the standalone comedy Providence With Lily James and Himesh Patel, they will voice Jiminy Cricket in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming live-action animation hybrid. PinocchioWhich is set to hit Disney+ on September 8.
XYZ Films is an independent studio founded in 2008 by Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. Existing XYZ projects include black tsar With Mads Mikkelsen, hunting dogs Starring Frank Grillo, Robert Patrick, Rhona Mitra, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead something in the dirtwhich premiered at Sundance 2022. Its current roster also includes the Nic Cassavetes movie God bullet Starring Nikolai Coster-Waldau, Micah Monroe, Jamie Foxx, Lorcan Finnegan Nocebo With Eva Green, Mark Strong and BAFTA Award Nominee Philippe Barantini Accused. The company is currently in post-production on Netflix Original the damageDirected by Gareth Evans, starring Tom Hardy and Forest Whitaker.
An Oakland-based production company led by Metcalfe, GFC Films’ current titles include Kristen Jeffs’ medical drama. Error and an adaptation of the international bestseller by Mark Manson, The hidden art of not giving sex.
Echo Lake Entertainment is the production and management company behind the Emmy Award-nominated comedy series Hulu the great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, which has been renewed for a third season. Other recent credits include All the bright places And the Oxygen for Netflix, Van Helsing for my sword and The secrets we keepDistributed by Bleecker Street.
Thompson was represented by WME, Mosaic, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Gordon Levitt by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
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