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– Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Little Stranger,” excluding the U.K., France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. Academy Award nominee Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”) will direct the film, a chilling ghost story, which will begin production in the U.K. this summer for release in 2018. “The Little Stranger” will star Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ “The Danish Girl,” has adapted “The Little Stranger” from Sarah Waters’ acclaimed 2009 novel of the same name.
In a remote English village after the close of World War II, a local practitioner, Dr. Faraday (Gleeson), is called to the »
- Graham Winfrey
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” Variety has learned.
Jennifer Garner stars in the film and executive produced the project. It’s based on a best-selling novel by Joy Nicholson. “The Tribes of Palos Verdes” centers on a teenager who struggles to adjust to life in an affluent beach community. She turns to surfing as a way of dealing with her parent’s tortured marriage, her mother’s neurosis, and her brother’s struggles with drugs.
In addition to Garner, the cast includes Maika Monroe (“It Follows”), Cody Fern (“The Last Time I Saw Richard”), Justin Kirk (“Weeds”), Noah Silver (“Tyrant”) and Alicia Silverstone (“Clueless”). Garner recently co-starred with Bryan Cranston in “Wakefield,” a drama that IFC released this month. Other recent projects include “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and “Miracles From Heaven.”
- Brent Lang
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