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CANNES — AngelWorld Entertainment will finance and produce the Jessica Biel–Chloe Moretz–Jeffrey Dean Morgan starrer The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea, with Justin Timberlake set to compose the movie’s soundtrack and serve as music supervisor.
Bill Purple will direct from a script by Robbie Pickering. Biel will produce with Michelle Purple under their Iron Ocean Films banner alongside Preferred Content’s Ross M. Dinerstein and AngelWorld’s Darby Angel.
AngelWorld has burst on the scene at this year’s Cannes, announcing a new $150 million equity fund that will finance six films. Deep Blue Sea is the second of the titles announced after The Big Shoe, directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Jim Sturgess and Susan Sarandon.
Deep Blue Sea is set to start shooting this fall.
Set in New Orleans, Deep Blue Sea follows Henry (Morgan), a grieving widower who recently lost his wife (Biel) in a car accident, as he finds refuge by helping a wisecracking young girl (Moretz) fulfill her dream of building a raft and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.
“This project is a perfect fit for AngelWorld with its gripping script, stellar cast and talented production team,” Angel said.
Biel is represented by CAA and Management 360, while Moretz and Timberlake are represented by WME. CAA, which represents Pickering, set up financing for the film and will represent North American distribution rights.
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