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Lily Rabe, Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens and Finn Wittrock To Star In Sony’s Adaptation Of Chuck Klosterman’s ‘Downtown Owl’

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Lily Rabe, Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, and Finn Wittrock To Star In Sony’s Adaptation Of Chuck Klosterman’s ‘Downtown Owl’

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Footage has set an all-star solid for its adaptation of Chuck Klosterman’s Downtown Owl with Lily Rabe, Academy Award nominee Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wittrock, Jack Dylan Grazer, and August Blanco Rosenstein. Rabe may even be directing the pic with long-time collaborator Hamish Linklater, becoming a member of her as co-director. Linklater, who most not too long ago starred in Midnight Mass, additionally tailored the screenplay. T Bone Burnett is doing the music.

The movie was a part of the Sundance Institute Artistic Producing Summit and Expertise Discussion board and will likely be produced by Bettina Barrow and Rabe of Kill Claudio Productions, Rebecca Inexperienced, and Linklater.  Laura Rister is exec producing in addition to Lee Broda and Joel Michaely. Tom McLeod is a co-executive producer. The pic is at the moment in manufacturing in Minnesota.

Three-Level Capital is financing the pic. Preliminary artist help funding is offered by Esme Grace Media.

The story is about someplace in rural North Dakota in 1983 and is within the fictional city known as Owl the place you received’t discover cable or popular culture, however you can find downtown with a first-rate Chevrolet dealership, three bars, and a brand new highschool English trainer whose presence upends the lives of locals simply in time for a white-out blizzard for the ages. Sony Footage’ Stage 6 Movies acquired worldwide rights to the movie.  Barrow and Rister negotiated the cope with Stage 6 Movies.

Eric Charles and Elizabeth Grave are overseeing the mission for Stage 6 Movies.

“We’re so thrilled to have the chance, with this phenomenal solid, beautiful crew, and good producing companions, to carry Chuck Klosterman’s human, haunting, and hilarious novel to the display screen. We each grew up in small cities, cities that we love. The city of Owl, candy and bitter, has felt like house to us from the primary learn and we’re elated to be making this love story about house right into a film,” stated Rabe and Linklater.

Rabe can at the moment be seen in Showtime’s anthology collection, The First Woman, and not too long ago completed manufacturing on HBO’s restricted collection, Love and Loss of life. She was most not too long ago seen in Amazon Studio’s Tender Bar reverse Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney; in addition to Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Double Function.

Wittrock’s movie credit embody Lengthy Weekend, starring Zoë Chao, A Mouthful of Air, starring Amanda Seyfried, Judy, starring Renée Zellweger, and The Final Black Man, and If Beale Avenue May Discuss. He additionally starred in American Horror Story: 1984 and Ratched. Up subsequent, he’ll seem alongside Mila Kunis in Netflix’s Luckiest Lady Alive and HBO Max’s Inexperienced Lantern, based mostly on the DC comics.

Harris is a four-time Academy Award nominee and a two-time Golden Globe winner for his performances in The Hours, The Truman Present, Apollo 13, Recreation Change (HBO), Empire Fall (HBO), and Pollock – his characteristic movie directing debut. His second movie, as director, screenwriter, and actor, was Appaloosa, co-starring Viggo Mortensen. He’s returning for Season 4 of the HBO collection sensation, Westworld.  He’ll subsequent be seen in High Gun: Maverick, and will be seen in Netflix’s The Misplaced Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s award-winning movie adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel.

Grazer starred in Luca Guadagnino’s We Are Who We Are for HBO. He additionally starred in Warner Bros. horror movies It and It: Chapter Two, based mostly on Stephen King’s basic 1986 novel of the identical identify, Shazam! and Shazam! Fury of the Gods and most not too long ago voiced the lead function of Alberto Scorfano in Pixar’s Oscar-contending animated characteristic Luca and twentieth Century Studios’ Ron Gone Mistaken.

Rosenstein is a graduate of LaGuardia Excessive College for the Performing Arts, and is at the moment a scholar at Northwestern College. He will be seen as ‘Victor’ on the Netflix collection Grand Military, created by Katie Cappiello and produced by Beau Willimon and Chris Hatcher. His different movie and TV credit embody The Final Full Measure, starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris, and Samuel L Jackson, and Blumhouse’s collection The Purge. Hamish most not too long ago starred in Mike Flanagan’s Netflix restricted collection, Midnight Mass, the place he obtained essential approval for his starring function of “Father Paul.” Further credit embody Adam McKay’s The Huge Brief, the Amazon collection Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques, and Aaron Sorkin’s HBO collection The Newsroom.

Rabe is repped by WME, Sugar23, and lawyer Tara Kole at Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett & Kole. Harris is repped by CAA and Julian Zajfen of Ziffren Brittenham. Wittrock is represented by CAA, Weissenbach Administration, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.  Grazer is repped by WME and supervisor Todd Tanguay. Hudgens is represented by CAA, Untitled and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Linklater is repped by ICM, Untitled Leisure, and lawyer Tara Kole at Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett & Kole. Rosenstein is repped by Jill Kaplan at Genuine Expertise and Literary Administration.

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