Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are set to star in Rocket Science’s May December for Carol director Todd Haynes. The screenplay was written by Samy Burch with the story by Burch and Alex Mechanik. Rocket Science is dealing with worldwide gross sales starting on the Digital Cannes Market. UTA Impartial Movie Group and CAA Media Finance are representing the U.S rights.
Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell of Gloria Sanchez Productions and Christine Vachon (Shirley, Darkish Waters) and Pam Koffler (Darkish Waters, Colette) of Killer Movies will produce alongside Portman and Sophie Mas below their MountainA banner. Principal pictures is scheduled to start subsequent yr.
Twenty years after their infamous tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior) brace themselves for his or her twins to graduate from highschool. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry involves spend time with the household to raised perceive Gracie, who she will likely be taking part in in a movie, household dynamics unravel below the stress of the surface gaze. Joe, by no means having processed what occurred in his youth, begins to confront the fact of life as an empty-nester at thirty-six. And as Elizabeth and Gracie research one another, the similarities and variations between the 2 girls start to ebb and circulate. Set in picturesque and cozy Camden, Maine, Might December is an exploration of fact, storytelling, and the difficulties (or impossibility) of totally understanding one other individual.
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“What so appealed to me about Samy Burch’s distinctive script was the way it navigated probably unstable material with a sort of observational persistence that allowed the characters within the story to be explored with unusual subtlety,” mentioned director Todd Haynes.
Haynes’s documentary, The Velvet Underground may have its premiere as a part of the Official Choice on the Cannes Movie Competition subsequent month. Portman lately wrapped principal pictures on Marvel Studios/Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder for director Taika Waititi. Moore will subsequent star in Common Photos’ Pricey Evan Hansen which will likely be launched this fall. Might December will see Moore and Haynes reunite for the sixth time, following earlier collaborations together with Removed from Heaven. Haynes is represented by CAA and Cinetic Media; Portman is represented by CAA and Agence Adequat; Moore by WME and Administration 360; Burch is represented by Grandview; and Elbaum, Ferrell and Gloria Sanchez are represented by UTA, Mosaic and attorneys Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
Rocket Science’s Cannes slate contains Sean Penn’s Flag Day which screens in Official Competitors and Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday which screens within the Premiere Part. Lately introduced initiatives embody: Zach Braff’s A Good Individual starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman; Robbie Williams biopic Higher Man from director Michael Gracey; Sophia Banks’ Black Web site starring Jason Clarke, Michelle Monaghan and Jai Courtney; and Oliver Hermanus’ Dwelling starring Invoice Nighy and Aimee Lou Wooden.