EON Productions to finance and executive produce non-Bond movie 'The Silent Storm'
James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will executive-produce and finance a love story starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis, due to get underway this summer, according to a report by Screen Daily
Corinna Villari-McFarlane has written and will direct "The Silent Storm", a feature about an enigmatic outsider, played by Riseborough, living on a remote Scottish island who is caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a 17 year-old delinquent. Principal photography is due to get underway this summer in Scotland.
âIt is very exciting to me to be working with Corinna, a director who has a fresh female voice and a strong creative visionâ, said Broccoli, whose EON makes a rare foray into a non-Bond production. âHer inspiring script has attracted two of Britainâs most talented actors and we believe that she will make a powerful filmâ
On the question of whether Eon would be looking to produce more non-Bond features in the near-future, the outfit told Screen: âWeâre always interested in the potential of other projects whether itâs feature film, documentary or theatre, it just so happens weâve been focusing more on theatre recently with the musical Once on Broadway and now in London.
âThe timing on The Silent Storm has worked out well for us, weâre always excited to discover fresh British talent, Corinna is a really inspiring young female director with an incredible vision and her superb script has so far been attracting a fantastic British cast and crew.â
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