Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s MRC series is taking shape, with Ed Helms, Hilary Swank and Ed Harris in various stages of negotiations to topline the hourlong project. In his U.S. TV debut, the Oscar-nominated Iñárritu will direct the series, titled One Percent, which he co-created with Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone, and Armando Bo. The four recently collaborated on the script of Iñárritu’s latest feature, black comedy Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, which opened this year’s Venice Film Festival in its world premiere and was just selected as the closing night title for New York Film Festival.
One Percent is set against the backdrop of the organic farming community. Helms and Swank would play a husband and wife who are struggling professionally and personally to keep their business afloat, while Harris would play the family patriarch. MRC is expected to take the project out to buyers in a few weeks, likely seeking straight-to-series order, which has been the company’s strategy. It has been able to secure two-season pickups for its David Fincher-Kevin Spacey drama House Of Cards at Netflix and the Seth MacFarlane comedy at Starz. One Percent, which had been in the works at MRC for about nine months, reunites the company with Iñárritu after previously working with the Mexican director on his Oscar-nominated Babel. The Office and Hangover star Helms is with CAA, Principato Young and Ira Schrek. Oscar winner Swank, repped by CAA, will next be seen opposite Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman. Oscar nominee Harris also is with CAA.
Hilary arrives for the Marc Cain fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. The collections for Spring/Summer 2015 are being presented at Berlin Fashion Week.
- Events 67th Annual Cannes Film – Agora Dinner > May 19 2014
The Western starring Jones and Hilary Swank premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where Saban Films acquired it in May.
Haim Saban’s new venture Saban Films will team with Roadside Attractions for U.S. distribution of Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman.
The Western, which stars Jones and Hilary Swank, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Saban Films acquired the North American distribution rights the film during the film festival in its first acquisition.
Saban and Roadside plan to release the film, which features a supporting cast of Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Hailee Steinfeld and James Spader, on November 7 along with an awards campaign.
“The brilliant Tommy Lee Jones, aided by Hilary Swank’s amazing performance has done nothing less than reinvent the Western from a woman’s perspective,” said a statement from Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “This major work is a dream project for Roadside.”
The project marks the second collaboration between Saban president Bill Bromiley, Jones and Michael Fitzgerald following 2008’s In the Electric Mist. In addition to partnering with Roadside to handle the theatrical release, Saban Films will also manage sales on all other U.S. distribution platforms for The Homesman.
Hilary and Laurent Fleury were spotted enjoying some crème glacée as they took a stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in the city of light.
- Candids June, 11 2014
Hilary attended the Tiffany & Co Flagship Opening on the Champs Elysee on June 10 in Paris.
- Events Tiffany & Co : Flagship Opening On The Champs > June 10 2014
Hilary attending a French tennis Open semi-final match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 6.
- Candids June, 6 2014
Hilary and Laurent Fleury attended the match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer during the Roland Garros French Tennis Open 2014 in Paris.
- Candids June, 4 2014
Hilary scooted at Place Vendome in Paris on June 3.
- Candids June, 3 2014
The Homesman is the latest work of American director, writer and actor Tommy Lee Jones, presented this year at Cannes Film Festival in competition and starring Hilary Swank.
How would you sum up The Homesman?
I see The Homesman as being about the fortitude of people in a small midwest town who live a very simple life and are there to help one another. In the film, three women have lost their minds and need a homesman to take them from Nebraska to Iowa, which was a very daunting task at that time. This brings my character and Tommy Lee Jones’ together along the way.