Jackie and Ryan at Venice
Ami Canaan Mann’s Jackie and Ryan, starring Katherine Heigl, will have its world premiere at the 71st Venice Film Festival. The Electric Shadow Company’s John Jencks produces, with Jay Taylor and Alexa Seligman as executive producers. Jackie and Ryan is the first project from Electric Shadow Fund, launched in January 2014.
Highland Film Group takes The Hippopotamus
Arianne Fraser’s Highland Film Group has taken world sales rights to Electric Shadow’s comedy The Hippopotamus, adapted from Stephen Fry’s novel and starring Roger Allam. For more information, please contact Highland Film Group.
Electric Shadow Fund backs The Trust
ESF has backed crime thriller The Trust, produced by Molly Hassell of Hassell Free. The Trust stars Nicolas Cage and Jack Huston as crooked police officers plunged into a web of corruption when they discover a mysterious safe. Read Screen Daily’s report here.
Roger Allam to star in The Hippopotamus
Roger Allam will lead the cast of John Jencks’s comedy The Hippopotamus, adapted from the bestselling novel by Stephen Fry. Allam stars as Ted, a disgraced poet tasked with investigating a series of unexplained miracles. Read the Variety exclusive here.
The Fold on iTunes
John Jencks's award-winning debut feature The Fold is available now on iTunes. Starring Catherine McCormack, Dakota Blue Richards and Marina Stoimenova, The Fold is "a contemplative, thought-provoking drama that is bound to stick with you" HeyUGuys. The Fold soundtrack is available to download from iTunes.