The 41st edition of the Toronto Film Festival will open with Sony and MGM’s The Magnificent Seven. Also selected are Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, his sophomore feature as director, Rooney Mara-starrer Una, Cannes sensation Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert and Ben Younger’s boxing drama Bleed For This with Miles Teller.
Acclaimed theater director Benedict Andrews is taking on quite the project for his feature-length film debut. Formerly titled "Blackbird,” and now known as “Una," the drama stars Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn and is described as a "provocative love story about a taboo relationship." Adapted from Scottish playwright David Harrower’s Olivier Award-winning play, the movie centers on an illicit affair and its devastating consequences.
LONDON — Benedict Andrews’ “Blackbird,” which stars Rooney Mara, has started shooting in the South of England. Pic, which is described as “an intense, unflinching examination of damaged love,” is produced by Jean Doumanian, whose credits include “August: Osage County,” “Saturday Night Live” and several Woody Allen movies, and Patrick Daly for Jean Doumanian Prods., alongside Maya Amsellem for WestEnd Films.
Love is a drug-induced psychotic state, right? But what if the drug isn’t pheromone-and-dopamine based but a product of Big Pharma? That’s the question explored inLucy Prebble’s The Effect, by the author of Enron that will have its North American premiere in March at the downtown Barrow Street Theatre. The Effect won the 2012 UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.
Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafterand Patrick Daly announced today that they will present the North American premiere of Olivier Award nominee Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed new play, Every Brilliant Thing, at the Barrow Street Theatre