Protagonist takes Maggie’s Plan to EFM
6 February, 2014 | By Andreas Wiseman
EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig [pictured] rom-com touches down at market.
Protagonist has rounded-out its impressive EFM slate with Rebecca Miller’s US rom-com Maggie’s Plan, set to star Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig, who is currently in Berlin on jury duty.
Writer-director Miller’s ‘romantic comedy of manners’ is adapted from Karen Rinaldi¹s story. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball) and Damon Cardasis’ (March!) Round Films are producing, with shoot due to get underway in New York City in the third quarter of 2014.
CAA and Cinetic are packaging the project and representing North American rights.
Several key roles are currently being cast including the role of the male love interest who connects the two women.
“I am thrilled to have such powerful, funny, exquisite actresses as collaborators in building this lyrical comedy,” Miller told Screen.
“Rebecca is a gifted writer and filmmaker whose extraordinary wit shines through in her script,” added Horovitz. “This is a grown up fun movie we all need right now.”
Protagonist Pictures CEO Mike Goodridge called the film “a delightful contemporary comedy which will touch a nerve with male and female audiences around the world”.
Protagonist’s EFM slate includes anticipated new period dramas Testament of Youth, produced by David Heyman and starring Alicia Vikander, and The Childhood of a Leader, which has Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson attached.
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are newly aboard Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut The Lobster, which will also star Ben Whishaw and Lea Seydoux.
The UK outfit’s thriller ‘71 plays in competition.
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