Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Thomasin McKenzie & Katherine Waterston To Lead Jimmy Carr-Penned Spoof ‘Fackham Hall’

The Veterans is launching international sales on upcoming UK period comedy Fackham Hall at Toronto and has unveiled first members of the ensemble cast.

In the first significant deal announced during TIFF, Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. rights for the film.

First signings include Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Woman King), Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho), Emma Laird (A Haunting In Venice) and Katherine Waterston, who appears in this year’s TIFF title The End We Start From alongside Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Written by comedian Jimmy Carr in his screenwriting feature debut with Patrick Carr and the Dawson Brothers (The Bubble), Fackham Hall pokes fun at traditional period dramas like Downton Abbey and Gosford Park. The production is described as being “in the tradition of classic joke-a-minute spoof comedies like The Naked Gun series and Airplane!”.

Fiennes Tiffin will play a new porter who embarks on an unlikely relationship with the youngest daughter (McKenzie) of a prominent UK family. At the same time, rivalries are spilling over in the Davenport family, led by Lord and Lady Davenport (Waterston) as they also weather the epic failure of the wedding of their eldest daughter (Laird) to her caddish cousin.

Bafta-nominated director Jim O’Hanlon is attached to direct. Additional casting is underway and principal photography will begin in the UK in early 2024.

The film is a UK-based Equity production which means SAG-AFTRA members working on the production are not bound by the terms of the actors’ strike in the U.S.

Fackham Hall is being produced by Kris Thykier (I Give It A Year, KickAss) and Danny Perkins (Greatest Days), under their joint venture comedy label Mews Films.

Bleecker Street’s Andrew Karpen and Kent Sanderson are executive producing alongside Anonymous Content’s Nick Shumaker and David Levine and Jimmy Carr and Patrick Carr.

The deal was negotiated by Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street with Anonymous Content and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.

“The British Film Industry does two things very well. Period drama and comedy. Now we didn’t have time to write two movies, so we’ve had to mash the genres together… I’m just slightly worried that if you say Fackham Hall in a posh English accent it might be misconstrued, hopefully that won’t be a problem,” said Jimmy Carr.

O’Hanlon, who was Bafta-nominated for 2020 Amazon comedy Catastrophe, praised the “brilliant script.”

“Fackham Hall is that rarest of rare hen’s teeth – a genuinely funny, fiendishly clever period comedy which even on the page makes you snort your tea out of several orifices at once, whilst still making you care hugely for the young couple at the centre of all the madness.“

The Veterans’ TIFF slate also includes Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy, starring Cate Blanchett and Aswan Reid which had its world premiere in Cannes and will have its North American premiere at TIFF as well as Return to Silent Hill and Jacques Audiard’s Emilia Perez which are both currently in post-production.

Fiennes Tiffin is represented by The Artists Partnership, CAA, Vybe Trybe and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett and Kole. McKenzie is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Gail Cowan. Waterston by LARK, UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment. Laird by United Agents in the UK, CAA, Anonymous Content, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.

O’Hanlon is repped by The Artists Partnership and The Gersh Agency. The Dawson Brothers are repped by Lily Williams at Curtis Brown and Tom Lassally at 3 Arts. Jimmy Carr by Hannah Chambers at Chambers Management.

Source: Deadline.com

2021 photoshoot outtakes

I added new photoshoot outtakes from 2021. Click on the gallery link below to see all new photos.

Cannes: Melanie Lynskey, Karl Urban, Thomasin McKenzie, Jemaine Clement Team for Andrew Niccol’s ‘I, Object’

The live-action/animated feature, which will explore grief and mental health from a child’s perspective, is being introduced to buyers by The Exchange.

Oscar-nominated New Zealand filmmaker Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show) has assembled a buzzy all-Kiwi cast to lead the newly-announced live-action/animated feature I, Object.

The Hollywood Reporter can reveal that Melanie Lynsey (Yellowjackets, Don’t Look Up), Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Boys), Thomas McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit, Old) and Jemaine Clement (Avatar: The Way of Water, Flight of the Concords) will star in the project, which The Exchange is set to introduce to international buyers in Cannes. CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group will handle domestic rights.

I, Object centers around 10-year-old Tom, who’s grieving the loss of his father and, unable to relate to the people in his life, takes refuge in the everyday objects around him. Pop can lids, suitcases and untold numbers of everyday objects reveal their true faces and speak to Tom, helping him on his healing journey.

Currently in pre-production, I, Object is scheduled to begin principal photography in the fourth quarter.

Niccol will direct and write the project, marking his second film in the Marche along with Lord of War sequel Lords of War. Producers include Daniel Bekerman (The Witch, Falling) for Scythia Films, Chris Yurkovich (Slash/Back) for Good Question Media, Timothy White (I Am Mother, Son Of A Gun) for Southern Light Films and Alex Ordanis (Emmy). Jordan Hart (Dear Mama) of Good Question Media will act as executive producer on the project. I, Object is a co-production between Canada and New Zealand.

“I, Object is a unique and heartwarming story about the power of imagination and the importance of finding hope in the darkest of times,” said Nat McCormick, worldwide sales and distribution president at The Exchange. “By exploring big topics like grief and mental health from a child’s perspective, this film is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages.”

The Exchange’s Cannes 23 lineup includes Birdseye, starring Maria Bakalova, Jean Reno, Ty Simpkins and Connie Nielsen, Nobody Nothing Nowhere, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lucy Liu and Octavia Spencer, The Cut, starring Orlando Bloom, and The Thicket, starring Peter Dinklage.

Niccol is represented by CAA, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette & Feldman; Lynskey by The Gersh Agency, and Johnson and Laird Management; Urban by UTA, Johnson and Laird Management, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead; McKenzie by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; and Clement by UTA and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

New project!

Zoë Kravitz & Thomasin McKenzie To Lead Mona Fastvold’s Psychological Horror ‘Self-Portrait’ For Topic Studios — Cannes Market Hot Pic

Here’s some neat casting. Zoë Kravitz (The Batman) and Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace) are set to lead psychological horror film Self-Portrait which Mona Fastvold (The World To Come) will direct from a script she co-wrote with Brady Corbet (Vox Lux).

The movie will see grieving photographer Lu Rile (McKenzie) move to a run-down artists’ warehouse in 1990s Brooklyn where she befriends Katherine (Kravitz), an accomplished painter who lives downstairs. When Katherine suffers her own tragic loss, Lu unknowingly captures the incident in one of her self-portraits, generating a sublime but horrifying image. Consumed with by mutual grief and an intensifying relationship, the women find themselves haunted by a demonic force hellbent on shaking their realities.

The film is based on Rachel Lyon’s debut novel Self-Portrait With Boy. WME Independent will launch international sales at Cannes with CAA and UTA handling domestic rights. Production is currently slated for later this year.

Producers are John Lyons, with whom Topic developed the project, and Picture Films’ Margot Hand who recently collaborated with Topic on Randall Park’s Sundance debut Shortcomings.

Executive producers are Ryan Heller, Jennifer Westin, Michael Bloom and Maria Zuckerman for Topic Studios, alongside Corbet and Fastvold and Brian Young. Hayley Theisen serves as co-producer.

Fastvold’s directorial feature debut The Sleepwalker, co-written with and starring Corbet, premiered at Sundance in US Dramatic Competition and was distributed by IFC Films. Her second feature, The World To Come, premiered in Venice, where it won the Queer Lion and was distributed by Sony and Bleecker Street. Fastvold and Corbet also co-wrote Corbet’s three directorial features, including the upcoming Brutalist. She directed several episodes of Apple’s upcoming limited series The Crowded Room, starring Tom Holland.

Topic previously teamed with McKenzie on Debra Granik’s acclaimed drama Leave No Trace. The actress most recently starred in William Oldroyd’s Eileen opposite Anne Hathaway, which premiered at Sundance.

Kravitz recently wrapped her directorial debut Pussy Island written by Kravitz and E.T. Feigenbaum, starring Naomi Ackie and Channing Tatum. In a competitive situation, MGM landed global distribution rights. She most recently starred as Selina Kyle in Matt Reeves and Warner Bros.’ The Batman.

Upcoming for Spencer and Nanny outfit Topic is David Lowery’s pop music melodrama Mother Mary with A24.

Fastvold is represented by CAA and manager Brian Young; McKenzie is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, and GCM; Kravitz is represented by CAA and Untitled Entertainment; Corbet is represented by CAA and manager Brian Young; Lyon is represented by The Gernert Company and WME.

Source: Deadline.com

Totally Completely Fine screencaps

I made screencaps of Thomasin in all 6 episodes of “Totally Completely Fine”. Click on the gallery link below to see all screencaps for each episode.

Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Fall Winter 2023-2024 – Loewe

Thomasin attended Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Fall Winter 2023-2024 – Loewe yesterday. Click on the gallery links below to see all new photos.

2023 Sundance Film Festival

Thomasin attended the 2023 Sundance Film Festival yesterday. Click on the gallery links below to see all new photos.

The Cul De Sac screencaps

I made screencaps of Thomasin in the all 4 episodes of “The Cul De Sac” she guest starred in back in 2017. Click on the gallery link to see all “Life After Life” screencaps and photos.

Thomasin McKenzie Shoots ‘Totally Completely Fine’ for Stan, Sundance Now

Thomasin McKenzie (“Life After Life,” “Jojo Rabbit”) and Devon Terrell (“Rap Shit”) star in “Totally Completely Fine,” a series co-production between Sundance Now and Australia’s Stan, which has now started production in Sydney. McKenzie plays a young woman whose life was a mess even before she inherited her grandfather’s coastal clifftop house and became tasked with helping people who come too close to the edge. Strangely though people respond to her chaotic, nihilistic brand of psychology. The series was created and is executive produced by Gretel Vella (“The Great,” “A Sunburnt Christmas”), who co-wrote the show with Keir Wilkins (“Surviving Summer”) and Emme Hoy (stage play “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”). The series is produced at Fremantle Australia by Alice Willison (“The Other Guy”), with Nat Lindwall as executive producer. The series is directed by Lucy Gaffy (“Here Out West,” “Doctor, Doctor”) with Adrian Chiarella (“Dwarf Planet”) directing episode four. It is financed with the assistance of Screen NSW under the Made in NSW Fund. Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.

Source: variety.com

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