Anna Kendrick to star in Lionsgate’s All Woman thriller ‘Alice, Darling’ – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick teams up with Lionsgate for psychological thriller Alice, honey, which is now in production in Canada.
Kendrick previously starred for Lionsgate in Paul Feig’s hit black comedy A simple favor which grossed nearly $ 100 million WW.
The photo depicts Mary Nighy’s feature debut and follows Alice (Kendrick) who behaves strangely, keeping secrets about her boyfriend (Charlie Carrick) from her two best friends (Wunmi Mosaku and Kaniehtiio Horn). When the three friends take a girl on a trip out of town, all secrets are revealed when a local girl goes missing and Alice’s boyfriend arrives unexpectedly. Alanna Francis wrote the screenplay which is produced by Katie Bird Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott, Christina Piovesan and Noah Segal, and produced by Kendrick and Sam Tipper-Hale.
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Alice, honey is a production of Babe Nation Films, Elevation Pictures and Castelletto Films. The film is produced with the support of Ontario Creates and Urban Post. Lionsgate will handle the film’s worldwide distribution, except in Canada, which will be handled by Elevation.
A key part of Lionsgate’s breeding strategy is to team up with partners and filmmakers on projects specially designed for various distribution strategies. Through these collaborations, Lionsgate is focused on delivering a pipeline of films across a wide range of genres, including action, thriller, comedy, romance and horror, each suitable for distribution platforms. that best suit its audience.
Nighy said: “Alice, honey is a subtle and nuanced story about coercion and control. As a director, I couldn’t have wished for a better cast of talented actors and creators to bring this important story to life. The chemistry between Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku and Kaniehtiio Horn as three friends is a joy to see.
Lauren Bixby, vice president of acquisitions and co-productions at Lionsgate, said: “Alice, honey is exactly the kind of film we seek to defend in Lionsgate, a gripping psychological thriller with three strong women at the center. We are thrilled to support this incredible team of female-led filmmakers and a diverse cast. “
The producers of Babe Nation Films added, “We strive to tell feminine stories without flinching, with nuance, care and authenticity. Alice, honey will keep audiences enthralled, but ultimately it’s all about resilience and empowering women. We are very proud to be working with Alanna, Mary, our brilliant cast, Elevation, Castelletto and Lionsgate on this project.
Kendrick received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the air. She was nominated last year for a Primetime Emmys in the category Best Short Actress Drama / Comedy for Quibi’s Dummy. She recently starred in the HBO Max series Love life and the Netflix function Stowaway; she also reprized her role as Poppy in Universal / DreamWorks Animation’s Troll world tour. She is represented by CAA, Range Media Partners and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
Mosaku plays Hunter B-15 on Disney + / Marvel’s Loki and starred last summer in the critically acclaimed HBO series Lovecraft Country. She recently starred in the Netflix feature film His house for which she won a British Independent Film Award. Deadline previously announced that she had signed up to star in HBO We own this city. She is represented by Gersh, Scott Marshall Partners, Principal Entertainment LA and Ziffren Brittenham.
Horn recently starred in the feature film Possessor and the NatGEO television series Bark and Letterkenny. She is represented by Amanda Rosenthal Talent, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and The Nord Group.
Nighy has previously directed TV episodes for Industry, Traces, and Silent witness. She is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and Independent Talent Group.