Focus Options acquires Wright & Lawrance-led Silent Twins
Focus Options has efficiently acquired the rights to director Agnieszka Smoczynska’s upcoming biopic thriller drama titled Silent Twins, primarily based on the real-life story of equivalent twins June and Jennifer Gibbons, led by Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance (The Lengthy Track), which not too long ago wrapped manufacturing in Poland. On high of starring, Wright and Lawrance are additionally serving as producer and govt producer, respectively.
“Aga is a visually gorgeous and wonderfully delicate filmmaker who treats the twins, so harshly judged, as atypical ladies with extraordinary imaginations,” Focus Options President of Manufacturing and Acquisitions Kiska Higgs stated in an announcement. “She’s created a luminous, magical world for her stars, through which they discover the themes of affection, longing, identification and what it actually means to have an ‘different half.’”
Primarily based on writer Marjorie Wallace’s 1986 novel, Silent Twins is about within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties the place it follows the haunting story of June and Jennifer Gibbons, twins from the one Black household in a small city in Wales. Feeling remoted from that unwelcoming group, the pair flip inward and reject communication with everybody however one another, retreating into their very own fantasy world of creative inspiration and adolescent needs. After a spree of vandalism impressed by an American boy they each idolize, the women, now youngsters, are summarily sentenced to Broadmoor, an notorious psychiatric hospital, the place they face the selection to separate and survive or die collectively.
The movie adaptation is directed by Smoczynska (The Lure) of their English-language debut from a script written by Andrea Seigel, with Madant’s Klaudia Smieja-Rostworowska producing alongside Excessive Feelings’ Ewa Puszczyńska, 42’s Ben Pugh, Joshua Horsfield, Kindred Spirit’s Anita Gou and Alicia van Couvering whereas 30WEST’s Katie Anderson, Jake Carter and Trevor Groth, Andrea Seigel, Charlie Morrison and Marjorie Wallace are govt producing.
Silent Twins was co-financed by Kindred Spirit, Polish Movie Institute, Moderator Inwestycje and Cofiloisir. Focus Options will deal with the movie’s U.S. launch whereas Common Footage is dealing with the worldwide disribution.
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