Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, BAFTA nominee Tahar Rahim, Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig and Matthew Broderick are all set to star in award-winning writer/director Rebecca Miller’s romantic comedy She Came to Me.
Global sales agent Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film June 21-25. CAA Media Finance will handle North American sales.
Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler are producing alongside Miller and Damon Cardasis from Round Films.
Principal photography for She Came to Me is set to commence this fall in New York. Two-time Academy Award-winner Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water) will compose the score, and the decorated Kim Jennings (The Producers, Joker) is on board as production designer.
She Came to Me is a truly modern romantic comedy, a multi-generational story set against the iconic backdrop of New York: a composer suffering from writer’s block rediscovers his passion after an adventurous one-night stand, a couple of gifted teenagers fight to prove to the parents that their young love is something that can last forever, and for the woman who seemingly has it all – love arrives in the most unexpected places.
Producers Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler and Damon Cardasis, said in a joint statement: “After an incredibly difficult period in the world, we couldn’t be more excited to be producing Rebecca’s next film. Rebecca has created a hilarious, timely and uplifting New York story and we are thrilled to have such a uniquely talented cast join us on our journey.”
George Hamilton, Head of Sales at Protagonist, added: “It is just fantastic to be working with Rebecca again and it is a testament to the strength of her much revered work that she attracts talent of this calibre.
“Tahar, Anne, Marisa, Joanna and Matthew depicting these universal experiences of love at all its stages, under different circumstances, gives this special film true global appeal, and we can’t wait to share with our international partners.”
Rebecca Miller is an Independent Spirit, Gotham Award winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker, as well as winner of the Sundance Grand Jury prize. She has written and directed six feature films which have premiered at Telluride, Sundance, Berlin, New York and Toronto festivals, among others: Angela, Personal Velocity, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Maggie’s Plan, and Arthur Miller: Writer.
Hathaway is the Academy Award, SAG Award, and Golden Globe-winning actress who has starred in The Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, Les Misérables, and Ocean’s 8.
Rahim was recently nominated for two BAFTAs (Best Leading Actor, Rising Star Award) for his role in The Mauritanian. He won the César Award for his work in the Academy Award-nominated film A Prophet. In addition to his film work, he has also starred on television in Netflix’s The Eddy and BBC’s The Serpent.
Tomei is the Academy Award-winning and SAG and Golden Globe nominated actress who starred in My Cousin Vinny, In the Bedroom, The Wrestler and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Kulig is the European Film Award-winning actress who has starred in the Academy Award-nominated film Cold War, Ida, Clergy, and in the Netflix miniseries The Eddy.
Tony-award winning and Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Broderick has starred in films such as Election, The Producers, and Manchester by the Sea.
Alexandre Desplat is a one of the most in-demand film composers in the world. He is a two time-Academy Award winner, eleven-times Academy Award nominee, with over hundred scores and numerous awards to his credit, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water, The King’s Speech, The Tree of Life, Little Women, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Kim Jennings was Art Director on The Producers, Selma, Paterson, and most recently, Joker. She has worked with Adam Stockhausen on Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and with Rick Carter on The Post. Her production design for The Glorias was directed by Julie Taymor, and starred Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander.