Pic joins a busy Highland Film Group slate at Berlin’s EFM
Vera Farmiga is set to star in relationship comedy “Prima,” which was written by Evan Greenberg(“Sex Farce”), who will also direct.
“Prima” (aka “Dance of the Mirlitons”) turns on 12-year-old Jesse Urchin, who shocks everyone when she gets into to a posh dance school, forcing her mother to adapt to her daughter’s new milieu.
Producer Daniel Dubiecki (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) and Lara Alameddine produce along with Canadian Screen Awards winning producer Karine Martin (“Moth Diaries,” “Maina”) under her Mediamax banner.
Highland Film Group (HFG) reps worldwide sales rights at the Berlin Festival’s European Film Market.
Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind and Ryan Bingham have joined the cast of contemporary romance “Your Right Mind,” which HFG title is also repping in Berlin.
“Mind” stars Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes. Ami Canaan Mann directs from her own screenplay. Principal photography is currently under way in Utah.
Molly Hassell is producing with Canaan Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, and Main Street Films’ Craig Chang are serving as executive producers.
The HFG slate also features Kelvin Tong’s new suspense- horror film “Email,” with Nikki Reed; Kevin Connolly’s “The Wright Girls,” starring Jessica Alba; and “Sanctuary,” from Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.
“The Wright Girls” and “Sanctuary” are both from Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.
With her recent appearances headlining New Line’s horror hit The Conjuring as well as the A&E prequel series Bates Motel, one could be forgiven for thinking that the chiller genre is Vera Farmiga’s exclusive wheelhouse. However, the Up in the Air Oscar nominee has a long and storied resume (including Higher Ground, her 2011 directorial debut), and her most recent turn in director Glenn German’s At Middleston (now playing) bespeaks her range as a performer.
The charming rom-com, about a meet-cute during a college tour, pairs Farmiga with fellow Oscar-nominee Andy Garcia, and also features her sister Taissa in the role of her daughter. I recently had a chance to speak with the actress about what drew her to this particular project, what advice she’d give to young women trying to get ahead in the industry, and whether she prefers to work in television or film. What follows are some highlights of that conversation:
IAR managing editor Jami Philbrick speaks exclusively with Academy Award-nominees Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga about their new film ‘At Middleton,’ which opens in select theaters and On Demand January 31st.
Everyone who went to college remembers their college admissions tour. Walking through the hallowed halls of your university, being given a tour of the sights on campus by an experiences student guide. At Middleton tells that story, only from the point of view of two single parents who fall in love while taking the tour with their teenage children.
Vera Farmiga (The Departed) plays Edith and Andy Garcia (Oceans 11) plays George. Their eyes cross while touring Middleton University, a prospective choice for their respective children. Soon, they find themselves ditching the tour in an effort to get to know each other better.
In this exclusive clip, we get a brief glimpse at the tour they take, plus we get to see the brief fleeting glimpse they first take before delving into love.
Check out At Middleton, which is in theaters, On Demand and available on iTunes on January 31.
Everyone also wish Vera a very warm welcome to twitter @VeraFarmiga
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