The Girl Next Door
TWC readies Cannes quartet
By Jeremy Kay
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Holmes has joined Helen Mirren on Woman In Gold, one of four Cannes sales titles from The Weinstein Company.
Simon Curtis will direct the TWC and BBC production about a Holocaust survivor who fights the Austrian government to recover Gustav Klimt art stolen from her family by the Nazis in WWII.
The cast includes Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl and Tatiana Maslany is in talks to join.
David Thompson and Kris Thykier produce and Worldview Entertainment is co-financing pursuant to its five-year deal with the Weinsteins.
The Cannes sales slate includes the Jason Blum horror Amityville: Locked In to star Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Franck Khalfoun will direct the story of a single mother and her children who move into the notorious haunted house completely oblivious to its terrifying history.
Rounding out the cast are Bella Thorne, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison and Kurt Smith.
The sales team will also be pushing the previously announced titles Southpaw, in which Antoine Fuqua will direct Jake Gyllenhaal as a welterweight boxer on the rise whose personal life is falling apart.
Rounding out the slate is Tulip Fever. Justin Chadwick directs from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianaki star. Alison Owen produces.