Douglas McGrath is directing and Killer Films‘ Christine Vachon is producing Brooklyn Bridge, a period pic about the construction of the famous span that links Brooklyn to Manhattan. Daniel Radcliffe is attached to play Washington Roebling, the civil engineer son of the bridge’s original architect, John A. Roebling. When the younger Roebling is left to oversee the project, his obsession threatens his health and his family until he discovers he has an improbable ally in his charming and shrewd wife Emily. McGrath (Emma, Bullets Over Broadway) wrote the screenplay. London- and New York-based Goldcrest Films will finance, distribute and sell all international rights to the movie, kicking off sales at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. Rose Ganguzza is also producing and Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove along with Jill Samuels are executive producers. Shooting is planned for August 2014.
EXCLUSIVE: Kim Dickens has been cast in a lead role alongside Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron in Killer Films’ Heartland, which revolves around a traditional father (Quaid) who wishes for his race-car driver son (Efron) to take over the family-run seed business in Iowa, a tale that includes racing and illegal goings-on. Dickens will play the mother, Irene. Pam Koffler and Christine Vachon are producing for Killer Films. Dickens, who is a series regular on HBO’s drama series Treme and next appears on the big screen in Paramount’s Footloose, is repped by Gersh.
Killer Films, the venerable Gotham-based indie film company run by Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, has teamed with Moxie Pictures’ Dan Levinson and Robert Fernandez to form KillerMoxie Management. The bicoastal shingle, repping indie-minded filmmakers, actors and recording artists, will be steered by Brian Young. He has left Untitled Entertainment after 11 years and gets the venture started with his entire client list. That includes Todd Haynes, The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi, Gregg Araki, James Foley, Alison Maclean, Sam Jones, Nicholas Jarecki and Independent Spirit Awards nominees Nicholas Fackler and Dana Adam Shapiro.
EXCLUSIVE: He’s considering starring opposite Hilary Swank in a project that reunites her with Boys Don’t Cry producer Killer Films. Production is expected to start in October. Intandem, the London-based sales agent is handling international sales. Swank will play a soldier who returns home after a tour of duty only to witness strange goings on. Shawn Lawrence Otto, who wrote the Oscar-nominated House of Sand And Fog, is directing from his own script. Swank won her first Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry. Deadline reported last month that McConaughey is developing comedy series Kick Ass Militia for FX.