Here is a first look at Robert Redford battling the elements in All Is Lost, the film scripted and directed J.C. Chandor, who helmed the financial crisis thriller Margin Call.Chandor met Redford at the Sundance Film Festival, and was so taken by the indie film patriarch that he wrote a project specifically for him. And Redford, who can be elusive in committing, stepped up and put himself through quite an ordeal. Deadline was first to reveal this unusual project, which has just wrapped principal photography at Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico. It’s a man vs. nature drama, and it’s all Redford, all the time, as he goes Jeremiah Johnson after getting lost at sea and struggling against the elements to stay alive.
From the look of the photo, they put that giant water tank at Baja Studios to good use. Before The Door Pictures’ Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb produced along with Justin Nappi and Teddy Schwarzman. The exec producers are Joshua Blum, Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, Cassian Elwes, Laura Rister, Robert Ogden Barnum, Glen Basner and Kevin Turen, a roster much longer than the cast list on this one. FilmNation is handling offshore sales and has already sold out the world, with Universal Pictures International distributing in a large part of the planet. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release stateside.
Cari Lynn is a contributor to AwardsLine
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