Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning have signed on to star in postapocalyptic film I Think We’re Alone Now.
Reed Morano (Meadowland) is directing the Automatik Entertainment project from a script by Mike Makowsky.
Dinklage will play Del, who finds his innermost fantasies of seclusion realized when the rest of humanity is wiped out in a mysterious incident. But then a second survivor (Fanning) arrives and threatens to disrupt his newfound sense of order.
Fred Berger (La La Land, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special, Loving) will produce for Automatik while Makowsky will also produce along with Dinklage and David Ginsberg via their new Estuary banner. Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos will produce and finance through their company Exhibit.
IM Global will handle foreign sales and introduce the film to buyers at AFM in November. CAA and WME Global co-represent the domestic rights, as well as packaged and arranged the film’s financing. Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger and Jonathan Gardner negotiated the deal for Automatik, with IM Global’s senior vp acquisitions John Zois negotiating on behalf of IM Global.
Morano directed Meadowland starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi which premiered in competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. She is also a director/EP for the pilot along with the second and third episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes for Hulu and MGM based on the iconic Margaret Atwood novel. She is repped by WME.
Makowsky, a rising star writer, previously sold the untitled Duplass brothers project that shot earlier in the year. He is repped by CAA, Circle of Confusion and Jackoway Tyerman.
Dinklage has won Emmys and a Golden Globe for his work as Tyrion Lannister on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. His upcoming film credits include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Rememory. He’s repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.
Fanning will next be seen starring in Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women and in Ben Affleck’s Live by Night. She also stars in John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties and in Haifaa al-Mansour’s A Storm in the Stars, and next stars in Sofia Copppla’s The Beguiled. She is repped by WME, Echo Lake Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.