Papillon shot for 51 days in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as various locations in Montenegro and the Mediterranean Film Studioswater tanks in Malta.
Michael Noer directs from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski. The story charts Charriere’s escape attempts from the brutal penal colony on French Guiana.
Red Granite’s Joey McFarland, David Koplan and Riza Aziz produce with Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi.
Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starred in the 1973 version.
Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Bruce Perlmutter as senior vice-president of production to oversee the company’s digital video content. Perlmutter most recently produced BuzzFeed’s live election night coverage, and the Heaven Sent live skydiving event for Fox, Facebook Live and Snapchat. FilmRise has acquired North American rights to Nancy Buirski’s documentary By Sidney Lumet. The film premiered