Anna Kendrick to star in psychological thriller ‘Alice, Darling’ with Lionsgate
Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick is reteaming with Lionsgate for the thrill ride Alice, Darling, which is currently production in Canada.
Kendrick recently featured for Lionsgate in the Paul Feig dark comedy hit A Simple Favor which netted near $100M WW.
The pic reps the feature directorial debut of Mary Nighy and follows Alice (Kendrick) who is acting unusually, maintaining secrets about her fluctuating beau (Charlie Carrick) from her two dearest companions (Wunmi Mosaku and Kaniehtiio Horn). At the point when the three companions remove a young lady’s excursion from town, all secrets insights are revealed when a nearby young lady disappears and Alice’s sweetheart shows up unannounced. Alanna Francis composed the screenplay which is created by Katie Bird Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott, Christina Piovesan, and Noah Segal, and chief delivered by Kendrick and Sam Tipper-Hale.
Alice, Darling is a Babe Nation Films, Elevation Pictures, and Castelletto Films creation. The film is being made with the support of Ontario Creates and Urban Post. Lionsgate will deal with overall dispersion of the film, besides in Canada, which will be taken care of by Elevation.
A critical component of Lionsgate’s slate strategy includes teaming with partners and filmmakers on projects explicitly curated for an variety of distribution strategies. Through these coordinated efforts, Lionsgate is centered around conveying a pipeline of films in a wide range of genres, including action, thriller, comedy, romance, and horror, with each tailored toward distribution platforms that best suit its crowds.
Nighy said, “Alice, Darling is a subtle, nuanced story about coercion and control. As a director, I couldn’t wish for a better cast of talented actors and creatives to bring this important story to life. The chemistry between Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, and Kaniehtiio Horn as the three friends is a joy to see.”
Lauren Bixby VP, Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Lionsgate said, “Alice, Darling is just the kind of film we are looking to champion at Lionsgate, a captivating psychological thriller with three strong women at the center. We are excited to support this amazing female-led team of filmmakers and diverse cast.”
The makers at Babe Nation Films added, “We strive to tell female stories unflinchingly, with nuance, care, and authenticity. Alice, Darling will keep audiences riveted, but ultimately, it is a story of female resilience and empowerment. We are so proud to be working with Alanna, Mary, our brilliant cast, Elevation, Castelletto, and Lionsgate on this project.”
Kendrick got a Best Supporting Actress selection for Up in the Air. She was named last year at the Primetime Emmys in the Best Actress Short Form Drama/Comedy class for Quibi’s Dummy. She most as of late featured in the Lionsgate and HBO Max series Love Life and the Netflix highlight Stowaway; she additionally repeated her voice job as Poppy in Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour. She is addressed by CAA, Range Media Partners, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner and Gellman.
Mosaku stars as Hunter B-15 on Disney+/Marvel’s Loki and featured the previous summer in the widely praised HBO series Lovecraft Country. She most as of late featured in the Netflix highlight film His House for which she won a British Independent Film Award. Cutoff time recently revealed she has endorsed on to star in HBO’s We Own This City. She is addressed by Gersh, Scott Marshall Partners, Principal Entertainment LA, and Ziffren Brittenham.
Horn most as of late featured in the feature Possessor and the NatGEO TV series Barkskins and Letterkenny. She is addressed by Amanda Rosenthal Talent, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, and The Nord Group.
Nighy recently directed TV scenes for Industry, Traces, and Silent Witness. She is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and Independent Talent Group.