EXCLUSIVE: FilmRise has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Marjorie Prime, the Michael Almereyda sci-fi pic starring Lois Smith and Jon Hamm. It bowed this year at Sundance, where it won the festival’s Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize.
Uri Singer used the technology to advertise his latest movie at the Sundance Film Festival, but worries that it’s easier for young people to emotionally communicate with robots, computerized dolls and holograms
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Veteran producer Uri Singer has opened a new production company, Passage Picturesand the set Marjorie Prime, Singer’s second collaboration with director Michael Almereyda, as the first film released under the new label. The sci-fi drama will premiere at Sundance next month and stars Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, John Hamm and Lois Smith.
Additional upcoming projects include I Am Rose Fatou, a comedic take on email phishing schemes, written by Hidden Figures scribe Ted Melfi. Melfi penned the script while working with Singer on his very first feature, Bed And Breakfast.
As previously announced, Singer optioned the rights to Don LeLillo’s novel White Noise, with Almereyda attached to write the screenplay, as well as The King Of Oil, the biography of controversial billionaire Marc Rich. Singer is also the producer behind Tesla, another teaming with Almereyda, who is set to direct the movie about the life of the Serbian-born inventor Nicola Tesla.
Uri Singer’s BB Film Productions has optioned movie rights to Don DeLillo’s eighth novel “White Noise,” with filmmaker Michael Almereyda set to adapt the screenplay.
Uri Singer’s BB Film Productions and Michael Almereyda have found their next project. The producer has optioned rights to White Noise, bestselling author Don DeLillo’s 1986 novel. Almeryeda will adapt the screenplay.
The biopic about disgraced billionaire commodities trader Marc Rich has a writer.Matt Rager, who has worked on a trio of James Franco-directed pics, has come aboard to script The King of Oil. The film chronicles the life of Marc Rich, who rose from child of the Holocaust to immense wealth before being indicted on 65 charges.
EXCLUSIVE: Director Michael Almereyda is teaming with producer Uri Singer onTesla, a biopic about legendary inventor Nikola Tesla, whose real-life inventions and exaggerated public image have inspired future scientists as well as countless works of fiction, from comics to novels and films including The Prestige.
EXCLUSIVE: Uri Singer’s BB Film Productions has acquired rights to Daniel Ammann’s book The King Of Oil: The Secret Lives Of Marc Rich, the biography about the billionaire commodities trader and Glencore founder who was indicted in the U.S. for tax evasion and illegal oil dealings with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis. Swiss multi-hyphenate Daniel Turcan, who is also co-producing Michael Almereyda’s upcoming Marjorie Prime alongside Singer, will be coming on board as partner at BB Film in time for the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Geena Davis has joined the cast of Marjorie Prime, the sci-fi dramedy being directed by Michael Almereyda based on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Jordan Harrison. This is the pic that newly crowned Emmy winner Jon Hamm recently boarded along with Lois Smith, who will star as Marjorie as she did onstage in LA and soon in New York.