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Cate Blanchett To Star In ‘The New Boy’; Her Dirty Films Will Co-Produce With Scarlett Pictures

Courtesy of Tom Munro

Cate Blanchett’s Soiled Movies and Scarlett Photos are partnering to co-create The Fresh Boy with Blanchett attached to star and Warwick Thornton writing and directing. Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair be part of Blanchett in the ensemble, which is decided to begin filming in October in South Australia.

Roadshow Movies shall be distributing for Australia and Fresh Zealand, CAA Media Finance and UTA shall be handling sales for North The USA, and The Veterans is on board to preserve an eye on sales for the the leisure of the globe. Blanchett, Andrew Upton and Georgie Pym shall be producing for Soiled Movies, and Kath Shelper will create for Scarlett Photos.

“What a pleasure to lastly be taking part with Warwick — a filmmaker whose heat, wit and humanity we now enjoy admired for so very prolonged,” Blanchett acknowledged. “We are able to’t wait to be on the flooring with him and the out of the ordinary Kath Shelper to realise this startling anecdote.”

Achieve in 1940s Australia, the film depicts depicts the mesmeric anecdote of a 9-year-feeble Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the darkish at a faraway monastery scuttle by a renegade nun (Blanchett). The unique boy’s presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this anecdote of spiritual fight and the tag of survival.

“The premise for the anecdote of this minute boy has been flickering in my creativeness for a undoubtedly very prolonged time,” acknowledged Thornton. “Kath and I are past angry to be working with Cate and the Soiled Movies mob to set him up on the monumental show masks the set he belongs.”

Thornton is finest identified for Sweet Country, for which he won the Particular Jury Prize on the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize on the Toronto Global Film Festival in 2017. Thornton moreover directed Samson and Delilah, for which he won the Caméra d’Or on the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Both motion photos won the AACTA Award for Supreme Film from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Tv Arts.

Blanchett and Soiled Movies are represented at CAA. Thornton is represented by UTA and attorney Darren Trattner. Mailman is represented at Sue Barnett and Pals. Blair is represented at Unbiased Skills Neighborhood, UTA and Shanahan Management.

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