EXCLUSIVE: MRC Film has named its romance label, led by Elizabeth Cantillon, Bisous Pictures—additionally saying the appointment of Sydney Fleischmann as VP, Development and Production.
Bisous Pictures’ first movie Persuasion, starring Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding and Richard E. Grant, is an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, which debuts on Netflix right this moment. Carrie Cracknell (Broadway’s Sea Wall / A Life) directed the movie—made with Mad Chance and Fourth and Twenty Eight Films—in her function debut, from a script by Alice Victoria Winslow and Ron Bass.
Going ahead, the label will discover a variety of tales inside the romance style which can be inclusive and expansive, conventional and fashionable, authentic and literature based mostly, and real-life tales that serve all audiences. It stays in improvement on beforehand introduced tasks together with:
- Photos of You, based mostly on Tammy Robinson’s novel, which is being tailored for the display screen by Tom Dean (2016’s Blacklist, The Time Traveler’s La Ronde). Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton of All This Panic are connected to direct. Pic facilities on Ava, who after a devastating prognosis, breaks off her engagement, decides to throw herself a groom-less marriage ceremony, and turns into considerably of a sensation and voice of empowerment. She discovers that it’s by no means too late to search out the love of your life.
- 28 Summers, tailored by Allie Hagan (2017’s Blacklist, When in Doubt Seduce). Based on Elin Hilderbrand’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel, 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair, its profound affect on the lovers and the lives of the people round them.
- The Return, tailored by Tom Dean. Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, which spent 22 weeks on bestseller lists, focuses on an injured military physician who strikes into his late grandfather’s dwelling in New Bern, North Carolina, the place he encounters two ladies whose secrets and techniques will change the course of his life.
Fleischmann involves MRC from Duplass Brothers Productions, the place she was most lately a improvement and manufacturing govt. She notably served as an govt producer on that company’s HBO anthology sequence, Room 104.
“We’re proud to unveil our name, Bisous, the french word for kiss, which honors our label’s focus on the romance genre in all its various forms,” mentioned Cantillon. “We also welcome Sydney, a fantastically talented exec, to our team as we continue to expand our label and we cannot wait to introduce our first film, ‘Persuasion,’ to audiences alongside our partners at Netflix.”
MRC Film’s releases have collectively earned greater than $6B in worldwide field office and obtained accolades together with 12 Academy Award nominations and 11 Golden Globe noms. Coming up for the company is writer-director Matt Charman’s Netflix movie The Mothership, starring Halle Berry. It lately launched David Frankel’s Paramount+ dramedy Jerry and Marge Go Large, starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, and has additionally been behind movies like Ted, Knives Out, Baby Driver, Babel and The Lovebirds. MRC has co-financed movies together with The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, the Peter Rabbit franchise, the second and third installments of Hotel Transylvania, 22 Jump Street, Think Like a Man Too and Fast & Furious 7. It’s additionally a partner of Deadline’s mum or dad company Penske Media in two joint ventures in publishing and content material, the place each corporations maintain important possession.