Login Form

Anya Taylor-Joy In Talks to Join Kristin Scott Thomas' directorial debut "The Sea Change"

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) is in talks to join Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut, The Sea Change, a romantic drama which is based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name.

Scott Thomas will star alongside Mark Strong as the married couple vacationing in Greece when the simmering crisis begins to spillover.

Rocket Science is handling world sales and introduced the film in Berlin this week. Rebecca Lenkiewicz adapted the novel for the screen and Barnaby Thompson (Easy Virtue, The Importance of Being Earnest, St Trinian’s) will produce for Fragile Films. Principal photography is scheduled to begin later this year in the UK and Europe.

Taylor-Joy is currently starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s box office and breakout hit Split for Universal Pictures and Thoroughbred for Focus Features. She was nominated for a BAFTA in 2017, for the Rising Star Award and is in post-production on the thriller Marrowbone for Lionsgate.

The Sea Change is about a group of people who re-evaluate loss, love, and human connection when they find themselves together on a remote Greek island. Emmanuel (Mark Strong) is a successful London playwright, married to the complex and witty Lillian (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, but their marriage is in crisis, a crisis which is overcome by the arrival of a curious and outspoken young girl, Alice (Anya Taylor-Joy). Their relationship is thrown into perspective when her life is thrown upside down.

Rocket Science was launched by Thorsten Schumacher as a multi-faceted venture engineered for production, finance, sales and distribution.  The company recently announced they are handling international sales on Bubbles, which Taika Waititi and Mark Gustafson will direct and Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum starring Matthew McConaughey.  Additional sales projects include: David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck; Dominic Cooke’s film adaption On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan; and Juliet, Naked for Judd Apatow.

Taylor-Joy is represented by CAA and Troika.

 

Haute Tease

  • Health, Wellness:Shocking Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    America is seeing a health revolution. Grocery stores are selling green juices instead of soda and many restaurant menus now flag "gluten free" or "healthier" options. And people looking to stay healthy typically opt for salads.  

  • Luke Perry Talks On A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A SWEDISH MIDSUMMER SEX COMEDY, the light-hearted journey into an endless summer night gone seriously awry, from Coso Nova Films and Elan Entertainment has recently been released, in the United States, for the Home Entertainment Market.

     
  • The Academy Slings "Shane" From Coast to Coast

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic Western “Shane” with a screening of a new digital restoration from Paramount Pictures on Monday, September 16, at the Academy Theater in New York City, with a special video message by director Woody Allen; and on Monday, October 7, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, with an in-person introduction by director James Mangold. 

     
  • Beauty Trend Alert: Custom Nail Solutions - Perfect, Durable, State of the Art Salon Nails

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Good news for glam gals who like to put their best hand forward but are tired of inconvenient trips to the nail salon and the high-maintenance hassle of acrylic or gel nails.  Throw these frustrations aside with Custom Nail Solutions - a custom-made set of natural-looking nails created just for you to assure a perfect, comfortable and long-lasting fit.

     
  • Theater Shooter Arraigned; Gag Order Issued

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Accused theater Shooter, James Holmes, was arraigned this week in Aurora, Colorado for the killing rampage that began during the opening screening of the Warner Bros film, "The Dark Knight Rises."

     
  • Nairobi Mall Standoff Enters Fourth Day

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The four day standoff that began Saturday with Al-Queda linked militants storming into Nairobi’s Westgate Premier Shopping Mall, tossing hand grenades and firing indiscriminately in the crowded high end plaza, has been neutralized.

     
  • Kathy Baker, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Freida Pinto and Jimmy Smits To Perform At Academy Nicholl Fellowships Live Read

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Actors Kathy Baker, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Freida Pinto and Jimmy Smits will perform a live reading from the five winning 2015 Nicholl Fellowships scripts on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.