Groundswell Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography for Lola Versus began today in New York City starring Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Zoe Lister Jones (Breaking Upwards), Joel Kinnaman (AMC's The Killing), Hamish Linklater (The Future), three time Academy Award nominee Debra Winger (Rachel Getting Married) and Bill Pullman (Igby Goes Down). Acclaimed New York-based filmmaker Daryl Wein (Breaking Upwards) is directing from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Lister Jones. The film has been acquired and will be released in North America, UK, France and other major international territories by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Groundswell Productions is financing with Michael London and Jocelyn Hayes producing and Janice Williams executive producing. Lola Versus will be shot entirely on location in New York City.
With Lola Versus, Daryl Wein and Lister Jones, a unique couple both professionally and personally, have crafted a comedic take on modern relationships told from the female perspective. Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Linklater) and Alice (Lister Jones), Lola embarks on a series of desperate encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30.Read More
Written by sibling writing team Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, the story unfolds as "a massive Naval adventure across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force." The superior force are aliens from another planet known as The Regents. They come from a world similar to ours, and aren't actually looking to take over humanity or the planet Earth. Instead, they're on a mission to build a power source in the ocean, which is where they come in contact with a navy fleet. The film will also show us both sides of the story-from the aliens' perspective, as well as the humans. The alien ships do fly to Earth, as well as through the atmosphere, but they lose that capability once they land. They're also not busting out any lasers or fantastical alien weaponry-their weapons will be ballistics-based just like ours.
True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård plays Hopper's brother, and will be "a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes." Tom Arnold and Pop/R&B recording artist Rihanna have also boarded the project.Read More