EXCLUSIVE: We learn that Nick Cassavetes is about to co-write Sewing with Sean Glover, a contemporary drama set in the world of haute couture which Notebook filmmaker is in the first negotiations to direct.
Sewing follows an iconic fashion designer, whose empire must take a back seat in the face of her daughter’s mental illness. We understand that the feature film will highlight the toll of schizophrenia in adolescents and their families.
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Glover will produce and Mary Aloe will produce on behalf of Aloe Entertainment. Eric Kim, Ashok Reddy, Patrick Longworth and Carlos J. Ramsey are executive producers for 33 Degree Films. Aloe Entertainment’s 2021 movie list includes Netflix’s Value with Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, who left the service today, and bruised directed and performed by Halle Berry, the latter having its world premiere at TIFF last year.
Glover said about Sewing: “For some time now, we have been discussing with psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health advocacy groups how to give a voice to some of the challenges faced by members of the mental health community, sometimes even their family members are not aware. . We’ve decided to make a movie that takes an authentic look at what it’s like to live with a mental illness and I couldn’t be more thrilled that Nick is leading the ship to bring this story to life.
Feature film follows Glover’s critically acclaimed production After all with Marisa Tomei, Maika Monroe and Gina Gershon which premiered at SXSW and landed a fresh score of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cassavetes just wrapped up action thriller Monroe, Jamie Fox, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, January Jones and Andrew Dice Clay God is a bullet. Cassavetes stars in STXfilms’ upcoming comedy Bowling and starred alongside Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella in Prisoners of Ghostland. He led Notebook which grossed over $ 117 million WW. His 2014 comedy The other woman grossed over $ 196 million WW. Other directing credits include My sister’s keeper, Alpha Dog, John Q and She is so adorable starring Sean Penn, Robin Wright and John Travolta from the screenplay by Nick’s father, John Cassavetes. She is so adorable made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997.
Cassavetes is replaced by LBI Entertainment, WME and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
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