Cannes: Robin Wright, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche Join Forces for 'Together Now'
The first project from new nonprofit We Do It Together, the movie will consist of seven short films, each directed by a woman and starring a prominent actress.
Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are joining forces for a new omnibus film Together Now, to be produced by the nonprofit production company We Do It Together. The company’s first feature, Together Now, will be comprised of seven short films, each of which will pair a woman director with a prominent actress to tell what producers promise will be an inspiring story.
The directors who have come on board include Wright, Hardwicke, Katia Lund (All the Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (The 33), Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles) and Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s Formation). Pinto and Binoche are among the actresses who will appear onscreen.
Carol Polakoff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi will produce the film for We Do It Together, which is dedicated to financing and producing female-driven films, documentaries and TV. All profits from the film will be re-invested back into the company.
“I am honored to join We Do It Together as they build a platform for women to create and share stories,” Wright said. “The amount of knowledge and ideas are endless. I am thrilled to witness this movement and watch them bring their goals into fruition.”
“The goal is to take immediate steps to generate fresh new content that is both insightful and entertaining in order to tell our own stories in our own ways. If we dream it together, we do it together,” said Tilesi, We Do It Together's founder.
The We Do It Together advisory board consists of Wright, Jodie Foster, songwriter Diane Warren, director-actress Valeria Golino, Marvel exec vp Victoria Alonso, producer Keri Selig, actress Leonor Varela, producer Lucas Akoskin, CAA agent Cameron Mitchell, producer Paula Vaccaro and entertainment attorney Orly Ravid.