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“The Mad Whale” is a co-production between Franco’s Elysium Bandini Studios and USC’s School of Cinema. The gothic drama is set in the claustrophobic and brutal world of a women’s mental asylum circa the late 1800s where the patients, some of whom are insane, are tasked with staging a play based on Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”
The film is the fourth iteration of the “Franco Feature” that professors Franco and John Watson teach at USC.
This marks the first feature collaboration for Elysium Bandini since Variety broke the news of the philanthropic studio model between Franco and Vince Jolivette’s Rabbit Bandini Productions, and the Art of Elysium.
- Dave McNary
It's been a big week for Luke Cage, with series star Mike Colter confirming that the series will debut on September 30. Just a few days later, the first trailer debuted on Netflix, hidden on the streaming service behind the final episode of Daredevil Season 2. Over the weekend, filmmaker Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein) teased on his Twitter page that he directed the first two episodes of this highly-anticipated series. While he's best known as a filmmaker, Paul McGuigan has also made his mark on the small screen as well.
The filmmaker has directed a number of pilot episodes throughout his career, including FX's miniseries Thief, Lifetime's Devious Maids, ABC's Lucky 7 and ABC's new series The Family, which debuted earlier this month. He has also directed four episodes of Sherlock, plus episodes of Smash and Scandal. On the big screen, he most recently directed Victor Frankenstein, along with other films such as Push, »
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