Exclusive: After the competitive bidding war, Apple Studios landed Dolly, Feature film with Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh linked to star with Vanessa Taylor and Drew Pierce Penning Script Insiders close to the project confirm that the project is not lit green at this time because the script still needs to be written and the director still needs to attach. Insiders add that the package attracted the interest of a total of four bidders that included multiple studios and another broadcast tape with Apple TV + that appeared as a winner earlier this week.
The movie is a science fiction drama in a courtroom in which a robotic “escort doll” kills its owner and then shocks the world by claiming she is not guilty and asking for a lawyer. The film, inspired by the short story of Elizabeth Beer of the same name, contains elements of classic courtroom drama and science fiction.
Florence Pugh stars in the international movie “The Maid”
Apple Studios was attached to production with Pearce also through Point of No Return Films, and Pugh and Taylor will do executive production. Executive Director Ian Fisher produces with Point of No Return Films.
Pugh quickly became one of Hollywood’s rising stars in the female lead ranks after her star-making role Midsmar And an Academy Award-nominated role in little Women. She next stars in Marvel’s Black Widow It is set to hit theaters in May 2021, and has recently started production as a lead in do not worry my love For New Line, directed by Olivia Wilde. She also recently hung herself with a star the maid Adaptation in Universal.
The sale marked the first big sale for Pearce’s new production company, and the project has garnered widespread attention through Pearce’s innovative use of a full video display, allowing the project to be viewed by many potential buyers simultaneously – which is particularly useful in landscapes where studios, Banners and investors are dotted. Pearce sold out successfully Fall Guy / Untitled Stunt Man Pitch Competing with Universal with Dave Leach and Ryan Gosling directing last fall’s championship in September using the same video rendering methodology.
Taylor is known for her Oscar winning work The shape of the water Which she co-wrote with Guillermo del Toro. Recently, she drafted a Netflix adaptation for Hillbilly elegy Starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close.
Pugh is represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Curtis Brown and Associates, and attorney Ziffren Brittenham. Taylor is represented by ICM Partners and Robert Offer at Sloane Offer Weber Dern and 42 West. Pearce and Point of No Return Films are represented by WME, Jim Gilio and Warren Dern at Weber Dern’s Sloane Offer. Taylor represents Doug Johnson at ICM Partners and Robert Offer at Weber Dern’s Sloane Offer.
Apple’s original films list includes AFI Festival Winner, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Dublin Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Chicago Indie Critics, and award-winning animated film Critics’ Choice Super Wolfwalkers; It premiered recently and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award Palmer Starring Justin Timberlake and directed by Fisher Stevens; Film nominated for Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice on the rocksAnd the Greyhound Written and starring Tom Hanks; Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival Benin State, Which has also won two Critics Choice Documentary Awards.
Apple TV + will soon show highly anticipated films for the first time, including the new Anthony and Joe Russo movie cherriesTom Holland and Ciara Bravo starring; Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Award Coda.