EXCLUSIVE: One of many few titles up on the market at TIFF this yr was Phillip Noyce’s thriller Lakewood starring Naomi Watts, and Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have landed North American rights to the the female-driven thriller.
The film, which was co-financed by Boies Schiller Leisure and Limelight, offers with the delicate topic of a highschool lockdown, however from a mom’s p.o.v. from a distance. Within the characteristic, written by Buried and Greenland‘s Chris Sparling, Amy Carr (Watts) is desperately racing in opposition to time to save lots of her little one Noah (Colton Gobbo) as authorities place her small city on lockdown as a result of an energetic shooter incident.
Lakewood is scheduled for launch through the first quarter of 2022. The film was shot on location within the North Bay of Ontario, Canada and made its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition two weeks in the past.
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Vertical’s Peter Jarowey and Roadside’s Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff informed Deadline, “We’re thrilled to be again in enterprise collectively to launch Phillip Noyce’s tense and well timed thriller Lakewood in early 2022. All of us noticed it in Toronto and agreed it could be the proper collaboration. The mixture of Phillip’s storytelling and Naomi Watts’ unimaginable expertise will make a fantastic begin to 2022.”
Additionally starring within the Noyce directed film is Colton Gobbo and newcomer Sierra Maltby. The movie is produced by David Boies, Andrew Corkin, Alex Lalonde, Chris Parker, Zack Schiller, Dylan Sellers, Chris Sparling, Naomi Watts and govt produced by Devin Andre, Alex Dong, Theo James, Aaron Kaplan, Tyler Zacharia. The manufacturing group consists of composer Fil Eisler, director of pictures John Brawley, editor Lee Haugen, manufacturing designer Zosia Mackenzie, artwork director John O’Regan, set decorator Karen Churma and costume designer Amanda Lee Road.
Jarowey negotiated the deal on behalf Vertical Leisure and Roadside Points of interest. UTA Unbiased Movie Group, CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content material negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
Australian filmmaker Noyce’s directorial canon has grossed over $1.2 billion together with such international blockbusters as Angelina Jolie’s Salt ($294M), Tom Clancy’s Patriot Video games ($178M) and Clear and Current Hazard ($216M) for Paramount, the 1989 thriller Lifeless Calm with Nicole Kidman, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and The Quiet American, the latter which earned Michael Caine an Oscar Nomination for Finest Actor. He’s additionally the EP of such hit TV collection as ABC’s Revenge and Fox’s The Resident.