Kate Beckinsale to star in Catherine Hardwicke’s ‘Prisoner’s Daughter’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Beckinsale to star in family drama directed by Catherine Hardwicke Prisoner’s daughter, written by Mark Bacci.

“Mark Bacci’s screenplay is a raw personal look at a deeply fractured family, similar to my first movie Thirteen (with Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter.) With Prisoner’s Daughter, I want to fully immerse the viewer in the intense world of the character of Kate as she, her father and young son try to heal the generational family trauma and find a new way forward, ”said Hardwicke.

The film tells the story of a tough but proud ex-convict who struggles to find a way to reconnect with his only daughter and grandson; once he makes an attempt at reconciliation, his violent past catches up with him again.

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“We are committed to making films that reflect the struggles and issues facing not only Americans, but audiences around the world. We are honored to work with Catherine and Kate-artists who can bring this important and inspiring story to life, ”said Grasic.

Jai Khanna and Marina Grasic from Oakhurst will finance and produce with Sam Okun and his banner Sam Okun Productions. Robert E. Morgan of Talaria Media will be the executive producer. Guy Moshe and Lachlan Towle are co-producing. UTA represents American rights.

“Anyone who has read Mark’s powerful and dramatic script has been blown away by its emotional tale and I couldn’t be more excited to make this film,” Okun said.

Beckinsale has received critical acclaim for her role in Whit Stillman’s feature film Love friendship. For her role as Lady Susan Vernon, she won the Evening Standard Award and the London Film Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and Gotham Award. She also starred in Marc Webb’s The only boy living in New York as well as Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Agriculture which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and earned Beckinsale a National Film Award nomination. Then Beckinsale can be seen in the upcoming film, Jolt, which Amazon Prime will release worldwide on July 23, 2021. Additionally, she will star in the upcoming Charlie Day feature. El Tonto. Beckinsale is currently in production on the Paramount + black comedy series. Guilty in which she plays the main role. Most recently, she starred in the Amazon Prime limited series, The widow.

Best known for achieving Twilight, Lords of Dogtown and Thirteen, Hardwicke most recently directed Columbia’s action drama Miss Bala and the original Quibi / Roku series Do not look any further with Don Cheadle and Emily Mortimer. She is currently directing segments for the anthology feature film Women’s stories with Cara Delevingne, Marcia Gay Harden and Sofia Carson.

Oakhurst Critical Darling Four good days, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis, opened nationwide on April 30 and is currently launching the action thriller Saviour, be led by Fauda creator Rotem Shamir.

Sam Okun Productions has a sturdy slate including Secret detectives, an adaptation of a novel by Agatha Christie and Rich Misleading under development with Twentieth.

Bacci is the creator, writer and executive producer of the hit Netflix series Nordic rescue. He was previously a writer and associate producer on Netflix. Between.

Beckinsale is represented by UTA and Kleinberg Lange, Hardwicke is represented by CAA and Dan Halsted from Management. Bacci is represented by Don Buchwald and Assoc.

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