EXCLUSIVE: British-American filmmaker Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner with Hervé) has signed with Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment for administration.

Gervasi’s newest movie, the semi-autobiographical My Dinner with Hervé, took a have a look at the lifetime of French actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), who got here to fame on Fantasy Island earlier than taking his life in 1993, on the age of fifty. Steve Zaillian produced the drama, additionally starring Jamie Dornan and David Strathairn, for HBO Films. In addition to an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie, the movie was nominated for WGA, PGA, and Critics’ Choice awards.

Gervasi beforehand directed the 2010 documentary Anvil concerning the Canadian heavy metallic band of the identical identify, which gained the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary and the News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming, amongst different accolades. His first narrative function was the Oscar-nominated Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson, which informed the story of the Psycho filmmaker’s (Hopkins) relationship along with his spouse, Alma Reville (Mirren).

Gervasi additionally wrote Steven Spielberg’s 2004 movie The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks. He’s at present adapting a brand new model of the Disney traditional Bedknobs and Broomsticks for producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, whereas writing on Seasons 5 and 6 of Netflix’s The Crown.

Gervasi, together with Jessica de Rothschild, Hassan Taher and Jim Garavente, based Portobello Electric in 2020. The manufacturing firm centered on authentic, character-driven materials has workplaces in LA and London, with a revolving annual growth fund to safe IP and rent writers to construct a slate of movie and TV.

Portobello Electric lately arrange the psychological thriller Keith at Searchlight Pictures, with Hervé‘s Dinklage connected to exec produce and star within the movie written by Haley Z. Boston. Previously unannounced tasks in growth on the firm embody the WWII action-thriller The Greatest Raid, which The Crown‘s Edward Hemming is adapting from his and Ed Simmons’ story, and the darkly comedic suspense thriller Capable People, which UK playwright Stuart Slade is adapting from the Swedish novel by Klas Ekman.

Gervasi continues to be represented by CAA, 42West, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols.

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