EXCLUSIVE: With Anybody However You having simply crossed $100M on the international field workplace and High Gun 3 chatter lighting up the web, Hollywood man of the second Glen Powell has discovered his subsequent challenge within the form of thriller Huntington from Emily The Prison writer-director John Patton Ford.
As we revealed final 12 months, Euro studio Studiocanal and Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing Missouri producer Blueprint are behind the challenge, which has now attracted Inexperienced E book and Highlight outfit Participant as co-financier with Studiocanal.
We perceive A24 is near finalizing a home deal, although not one of the events may verify at time of going to press.
The companions are aiming for an early summer season shoot on the film, which is described to us as “raucous revenge thriller” about Becket Redfellow (Powell), the inheritor to a multi-billion-dollar fortune who will cease at nothing to get what he deserves…Or what he thinks he deserves.
Patton Ford’s unique screenplay is impressed by Studiocanal’s 1949 Ealing Comedy library title Type Hearts and Coronets, starring Alec Guinness. Huntington skews darker than the unique caper basic however leans into witty and zingy banter, we hear.
Studiocanal quietly soft-launched the challenge at AFM and can proceed promoting worldwide in earnest at subsequent month’s EFM the place it is going to be among the many scorching initiatives. Studiocanal will retain rights in its territories UK, France, Germany, Australia/NZ, Poland and Benelux, and the studio is committing to a theatrical rollout.
In one other shiny addition, casting director Lucy Bevan (Barbie, The Batman, Belfast) is aboard to deal with casting.
EVP International Manufacturing Ron Halpern and SVP International Manufacturing Joe Naftalin will oversee for Studiocanal, with Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent at Blueprint Footage, and Robert Kessel for Participant. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Robert Kessel are government producers. Participant and Studiocanal are teaming up for the primary time.
John Patton Ford stated: “I feel tremendously privileged to make this film with Studiocanal, Blueprint Pictures and Participant. It speaks volumes about these companies that they have chosen to make an original and progressive movie such as this. And Glen Powell is the icing on the cake.”
Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh, Ron Halpern and Joe Naftalin commented: “All of us at Studiocanal were blown away by John’s film Emily The Criminal at Sundance, and then bowled over by his wildly entertaining screenplay for this project. We have loved working with him on it, and we are so excited to now have cast the extraordinary Glen Powell in the role of Becket. We are thrilled to have partnered on the film with our friends at Participant and delighted to be back in business once again with Pete, Graham and the team at Blueprint Pictures. What a team! It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Type Hearts And Coronets considerations Louis D’Ascoyne Mazzini, the son of a lady disowned by her aristocratic household for marrying out of her social class. After her dying, a vengeful Louis decides to take the household’s dukedom by murdering the eight folks forward of him within the line of succession to the title. The BAFTA-nominated movie was included in Time‘s 2005 record of the highest 100 movies since 1923.
Powell has Common’s Twisters and Richard Linklater’s Hit Man due for launch in 2024. Patton Ford’s 2022 Sundance hit Emily The Prison, starring Aubrey Plaza, which was picked up by Netflix.
Powell is repped by CAA, The Initiative Group, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Patton Ford is repped by CAA, Mike Dill and Lowell Shapiro at Black Field Mgmt, and lawyer Morris Yorn.