John McKay’s Compact Pictures and Scotland/Us based production outfit Synchronicity Films are teaming to develop 9 Deaths, the next feature from Una screenwriter David Harrower.
Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn-starring Una [pictured] premiered at Telluride and will have a competition debut at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival. Benedict Andrews directed the sex abuse drama from Scottish playwright Harrower’s debut feature script, an adaptation of his own play Blackbird, which garnered him an Olivier award.
Harrower’s second feature, 9 Deaths, follows the son of a local crime family who must choose between leading his clan in an escalated gang war and his freedom. The film will be comprised of nine segments, in each of which a character will die.
Weekend co-producer Claire Mundell will produce for Synchronicity and John McKay will produce for Compact. The pair are re-teaming after collaborating on 2013 Karen Gillan-starring