Vanessa Kirby Sets First-Look Film Deal With Netflix
“The Crown” star Vanessa Kirby and her manufacturing firm Aluna Entertainment have set a multiyear first-look movie cope with Netflix, the streamer stated Tuesday.
Kirby is partnering with former FilmFour senior govt Lauren Dark to develop and produce a slate of characteristic movies with a deal with tasks that discover the spectrum of the feminine expertise and purpose to make high-end engrossing tales with common attraction.
Kirby has labored with Netflix carefully on their hit collection “The Crown” and was additionally Oscar-nominated for her work within the Netflix drama “Pieces of a Woman” launched final 12 months. The movie premiered at Venice and gained Kirby the Volpi Cup prize for Best Actress on the pageant.
“It has long been a dream of mine to produce and I have found the perfect partners in my friends at Netflix,” Vanessa Kirby stated in a press release. “They have been an inspiring creative home for me from ‘The Crown’ to ‘Pieces of a Woman’ and I am thrilled to be on this journey alongside them. In Lauren I’ve found a true ally and we are united in our ambition to explore stories that relate to the uncharted female experience.”
“Vanessa is an extraordinary artist and I’m excited to be joining her and our new partners at Netflix on this journey,” Dark stated in a press release. “We share a passion for telling untold stories in their most ambitious and dynamic form. It has been an enormous privilege to be at Film4 for the past four years with such a talented and supportive team, alongside some of the very best filmmakers.”
“Vanessa has delivered powerful and unforgettable performances as an actor and we know that she will equally captivate audiences with her creative vision as a producer,” David Kosse, VP of International Original Films, Netflix, stated. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with her and the team at Aluna to bring their films to our members around the world.”
Kirby is in manufacturing on Florian Zeller’s “The Son,” through which she stars with Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern. After that, she is going to begin manufacturing on Thomas Bidegain’s “Suddenly” reverse Jake Gyllenhaal. She’s additionally taking pictures the following installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
Lauren Dark joins from Film4, the place she oversaw improvement and manufacturing on various movies. Her credit embrace Zeller’s “The Father,” Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” and extra. Prior to Film4, Dark labored in manufacturing and improvement in impartial manufacturing firms for a decade, together with Ken Loach and Rebecca O’Brien’s Sixteen Films. She produced Michael Pearce’s debut “Beast” starring Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn for which she gained a BAFTA with Pearce in 2019.
The London-based manufacturing firm additionally groups with co-Founder Martin Ledwith and improvement govt Juliet Kirby. Kirby is represented by CAA, Hamilton Hodell, Linden Entertainment and Narrative and Ziffren Brittenham.
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