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The actress had been previously linked to the project before Cannes, where The Solution Entertainment Group launched it in the market (CAA are repping North America), but her name was subsequently removed.
Set to start shooting in Toronto on Aug. 28, Kodachrome tells the story of a record label boss who embarks on a road trip across the U.S. in order to fulfill his father’s dying wish and have a roll of Kodachrome film developed, only to find there’s just one remaining shop accepting them. Bruce Greenwood, Dennis Haysbert and Wendy Crewson will also star in the film, to be directed by Mark Raso (Copenhagen) from a script by Jonathan Tropper. Tropper previously adapted his novel This is Where I Leave You with Warner Brothers, which starred Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll and Rose Byrne.
Kodachrome is being produced by Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson and 21 Laps Entertainment’s Dan Levine and Shawn Levy, alongside Topper and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, which is fully financing the film. Jo Monk, Laure Vaysse and Dan Cohen are exec producing.
The film joins a growing list of films on the slate of Motion Picture Capital, which only this week announced Steel Country, a U.S.-set thriller to star Andrew Scott (Spectre, Pride) and recent Olivier best actress winner Denise Gough (’71, Jimmy’s Hall), which went into production Friday. Simon Fellows (Malice in Wonderland) directs, while Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) produces alongside Clarance.
Other films on MPC’s upcoming slate include U.K. drama Hampstead, starring Diane Keaton and Brendon Gleeson, currently in post-production, and sci-fi film The Titan, starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson, also in post.
Meanwhile, MPC’s completed projects include horror film The Crucifixion, written by The Conjuring‘s Chad and Cary Hayes and starring Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service); thriller Come and Find Me, starring Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis; and comedy The Boy Downstairs, starring Girls’ Zosia Mamet.
MPC, which was also behind Netflix series Sense8, was set up by Clarance in 2011 with the backing of Indian giant Reliance Big Entertainment, and claims to have arranged financing for productions totaling $200 million to date.
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