Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Outfit,” a criminal offense movie that may star Mark Rylance, Dylan O’Brien, Zoey Deutch and Johnny Flynn.
Graham Moore, who wrote the Oscar-nominated movie “The Imitation Game,” will make his directorial debut on the drama based mostly on a screenplay he co-wrote with “Mad Men” author Jonathan McClain. Production is anticipated to start subsequent month in London.
The movie follows Leonard (Rylance), an English tailor who used to craft fits on London’s world-famous Savile Row. But after a private tragedy, he’s ended up in Chicago, working a small tailor store in a tough a part of city the place he makes lovely garments for the one individuals round who can afford them: a household of vicious gangsters.
Producing “The Outfit” are Scoop Wasserstein, Ben Browning and Amy Jackson. FilmNation Entertainment will finance the movie and has bought rights to Focus Features to distribute the movie worldwide, with CAA Media Finance co-representing the U.S. rights sale. FilmNation and Focus Features beforehand partnered on 2020’s “Promising Young Woman.”
Dick Pope (“Mr. Turner”) will function director of images, Gemma Jackson (“Aladdin”) will function manufacturing designer and William Goldenberg (“Argo”) will function editor. Zac Posen and Sophie O’Neill will function costume designers.
“A truly great film starts with fantastic writing, and we’re thrilled to have Graham’s talent drive this film to its full potential as a highly entertaining crime drama,” FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner stated in a press release. “We couldn’t think of a better home for this film than with the talented and like-minded team at Focus and can’t wait to gear up for yet another production during a time when our industry needs great films more than ever.”
“Like so many, we were blown away by Graham’s award-winning work in ‘The Imitation Game’ and are thrilled to take part in his directorial debut. His storytelling talents seem limitless, and the caliber of artists he’s sewn together both behind and in front of the camera for ‘The Outfit ‘will undoubtedly bring this thriller to life in an exciting way. We are looking forward to joining our friends at FilmNation in this endeavor,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski stated in a press release.
“If you’d told me years ago, when Jonathan and I were first dreaming up this story, that I’d get to direct my first film with a cast as exquisitely talented as Mark, Zoey, Dylan and Johnny, I’d have said you were nuts. And honestly, if you’d said that back then, you might have been. This film is such a deep labor of love for me and our whole team, and I could not ask for better partners than our friends at FilmNation and Focus,” Moore stated in a press release.
Moore is a novelist on the books “The Holdout,” “The Last Days of Night” and “The Sherlockian,” and he gained an Oscar for 2014’s “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Rylance was most not too long ago seen in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” O’Brien is finest recognized for “The Maze Runner” collection and not too long ago starred in “Love & Monsters.” Deutch is understood for “Set it Up,” “Zombieland: Double Tap” and “The Politician.” Flynn most not too long ago starred in “Emma,” “The Dig” and “Stardust.”
FilmNation Entertainment and CAA Media Finance negotiated the cope with Focus Features on behalf of the filmmaking group. “The Outfit” will make use of industry-standard COVID security protocols.
Moore is represented by CAA and Felker Toczek. McClain is represented by Innovative Artists, Trademark Talent and Myman Greenspan. Wasserstein is represented by Sasha Levites of Frankfurt Kurnit. Rylance is represented by CAA and Peikoff Mahan. O’Brien is represented by WME, Principal Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark. Deutch is represented by CAA, Management 360 and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Huy…
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