EXCLUSIVE: Metro International has pre-sold UK rights to function Late In Summer to Lionsgate UK.

The interval drama is because of star Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Farming) alongside Harriet Walter (Succession) who has newly joined the forged.

Set simply as WWII attracts to an in depth, the movie will chart how a quick encounter results in a love affair that ignites a dormant ardour in a lonely farmer’s spouse and an American GI. With the world round them conspiring in opposition to their relationship, it’s not lengthy earlier than the realities of their existence pressure them to make a really troublesome resolution.

Debbie Gray produces by Genesius Pictures (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande). BAFTA-nominee Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) has joined as government producer. Novelist Talitha Stevenson will make her directorial debut from her personal script. Her inventive staff consists of revered cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood For Love), editor Helle le Fevre (The Souvenir: Part II), BAFTA-winning manufacturing designer Jennifer Williams (Christopher Robin), and Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (Cruella).

Deals have additionally closed in Australia & New Zealand (The Reset Collective), Canada (Level Film), Middle East (Phoenicia) and Airlines (Cinesky). Production is because of begin in June 2023, with Metro persevering with pre-sales throughout the TIFF market and upcoming AFM.

Sam Parker, Partner at Metro International, negotiated the cope with Emma Berkofsky, Lionsgate’s Head of Development and Acquisitions. On closing the cope with Lionsgate, he commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Lionsgate who share our ardour for this poignant love story. They are the proper companion to convey the movie to life for UK audiences.”

Emma Berkofsky of Lionsgate UK, added: “We are delighted to be working with Metro and to resume our collaboration with Debbie Gray. Talitha Stevenson’s script is a fantastically executed tender love story and we are able to’t wait to work along with her on it.”

Producer Debbie Gray stated: “Following the success of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, I’m more than happy to be producing one other movie that challenges preconceptions of feminine sexuality later in life. In Late In Summer we discover this as soon as extra by Talitha Stevenson’s luscious, deeply shifting and fantastically written love story. I’m delighted to be working once more with the good staff at Lionsgate.”

Also at TIFF, Metro is internet hosting the world premiere of musical romance The Swearing Jar, starring Adelaide Clemens, Patrick J. Adams, Douglas Smith and Kathleen Turner, and are exhibiting promo footage for Hammer horror, Doctor Jekyll, starring Eddie Izzard, and Typist Artist Pirate King, directed by Carol Morley and starring Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald and Gina McKee.

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