EXCLUSIVE: Abbey Lee (The Neon Demon, Lovecraft Country) and Christopher Abbott (Dark Undergo, Take-22) are linked to e book Bother is the Rider, a poke thriller from BAFTA-nominated director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary, The Forgiven) that The Replace is introducing to global merchants at the 2022 digital EFM.
Bother is the Rider is in step with Kenneth Prepare dinner’s (Wake in Fear) acclaimed unique of the identical title. It tells the memoir of John Shaw (Abbott), a photojournalist who arrives in Australia trying to recover from his experiences reporting on the Vietnam Battle. After meeting a young lady (Lee) in a small-town bar, he decides to detour into the Outback to photo cave paintings.
Available, under the baking solar, of us can die within hours. But the elements are no longer the most hazardous disclose within the bush, and Shaw and his mysterious accomplice soon discover themselves caught up in an unrelenting fight for survival.
McDonagh handled the screenplay adaptation for the film billed as Duel meets Picnic at Placing Rock, and must assemble alongside Elizabeth Eves (Calvary, The Forgiven) under their House of Un-American Activities banner. CAA Media Finance is dealing with North American rights.
“We are no doubt glad to be working on John Michael McDonagh’s most up-to-date challenge,” acknowledged The Replace CEO Brian O’Shea. “His honorable imaginative and prescient as a filmmaker coupled with the skill of Christopher Abbot and Abbey Lee will style this a standout genre challenge for our global merchants.”
The Replace is a main global gross sales, finance and production company primarily based by outmoded gross sales exec O’Shea that is dedicated to creating trusty relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors during the change of product, data and commerce. Its EFM ’22 lineup also entails John Cena and Brian Cox’s The Independent, Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson’s Meet Adorable, Justine Bateman’s 2021 TIFF title Violet, Aubrey Joseph, Tyrese Gibson and Vivica A. Fox’s Bosco and Frank Grillo’s Lights Out.
Lee is represented by Management 360, United Management, Hamilton Hodell, CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Abbott by Management 360, WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.