Rocket Science introduced immediately that Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Beloved You So Lengthy, The English Affected person, The Darkest Hour) is about to make her directorial debut with romantic drama, The Sea Change, primarily based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed novel of the identical identify. Rebecca Lenkiewicz, author of the Academy Award profitable movie Ida and Disobedience (at present taking pictures with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) has tailored the novel for display screen, and Barnaby Thompson (Straightforward Advantage, The Significance of Being Earnest, St Trinian’s) will produce for Fragile Movies.
Scott Thomas may even star as Lillian, and Mark Sturdy (Zero Darkish Thirty, Kingsman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is in talks to play her husband, Emmanuel. Principal pictures is scheduled to start later this yr within the UK and Europe. Rocket Science will deal with worldwide and US home gross sales commencing at Berlin EFM.
The Sea Change is a few group of people that re-evaluate loss, love, and human connection after they discover themselves collectively on a distant Greek island. Emmanuel is a profitable London playwright, married to the complicated and witty Lillian for a few years, however their marriage is in disaster, a disaster which is overcome by the arrival of a curious and outspoken younger lady, Alice. Their relationship is thrown into perspective when her life is thrown the wrong way up.
Academy Award nominated, BAFTA and Olivier Award profitable actress Kristin Scott Thomas’ profession has spanned each French and English language productions, together with celebrated roles in movie, tv and theatre. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) within the 2003 Birthday Honours and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) within the 2015 New Yr Honours for companies to drama. Scott Thomas has additionally simply been named an Officier of the Légion d’honneur by the French Authorities in 2017.
Kristin Scott Thomas commented.
“Sidney Pollack instructed me that actors are naturally good movie makers and I wish to make a movie to proceed my trajectory as a narrative teller. The Sea Change asks a query I’ve been attempting to reply in a lot of my performances – what are the explanations for the thrills and difficulties of affection? I wish to make a movie that has depth, humour and sweetness.”
Thorsten Schumacher, CEO and Co-Founding father of Rocket Science mentioned of the venture.
“Kristin’s ardour for Rebecca’s insightful and transferring adaptation makes this the right venture to mark her directorial debut. Alongside the inimitable Mark Sturdy and with an unbelievable staff already behind it, Rocket Science has in The Sea Change the makings of a deeply private movie with common resonance.”
Barnaby Thompson added.
“I do know Kristin will carry all of the knowledge and wit she exhibits in her performing to directing this glorious script.”
Lately launched by Thorsten Schumacher as a multi-faceted enterprise engineered for manufacturing, finance, gross sales and distribution, Rocket Science’s further gross sales tasks embrace David Lowery’s The Previous Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, Dominic Cooke’s movie adaption On Chesil Seashore starring Saoirse Ronan, and Juliet, Bare for Judd Apatow.