Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce the drama, Song One, starring Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway. Kate Barker-Froyland will direct the film from her own screenplay. Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, and COO, Molly Conners, will produce alongside Marc Platt, Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme, Hathaway and Adam Shulman. Worldview's Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich and Hoyt David Morgan will executive produce. Principal photography will begin May 29th in New York City.
Song One is the story of a young woman who strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother's favorite musician. Lotus will handle international sales and introduce the film to foreign buyers this week in Cannes while CAA, who arranged financing, will be representing the domestic rights. Here's what Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow had to say about Anne Hathaway signing on to star.
"Anne is a brilliant actress and we think she is perfect for this project. We have a very strong creative team and we are looking forward to the start of filming in a couple of weeks."
Song One joins Worldview's already impressive 2013 slate, which includes two studio co-financing deals: Alejandro González Iñárritu's comedy, Birdman, with Fox Searchlight and New Regency, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, which is currently filming in New York City; and Daniel Espinosa's crime thriller, Child 44 with Summit/Lionsgate, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman, which is set to begin filming next month in Prague. Worldview has also announced that it is re-teaming with David Gordon Green on the drama Manglehorn starring Academy Award winner Al Pacino, which WestEnd Films will be introducing to foreign buyers this week in Cannes.