Producers Adam Mirels and Robbie Mirels of 141 Leisure, the staff behind Ana Lily Amirpour’s hotly anticipated “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” which performs Sunday in competitors on the Venice Movie Competition, have signed an choice to remake director-writer Sameh Zoabi’s 2018 Venice Horizons Award entry “Tel Aviv on Fireplace.” The variation shall be set on the border between the Sonora area of Mexico and a small Arizona city.
Zoabi’s authentic movie nabbed the perfect actor award in Venice Horizons and went on to obtain a number of worldwide kudos. The movie makes use of comedy to discover the absurdity of on a regular basis life below a militarized border pressure. The remake will make the most of these themes and the common romantic-comedy at its core.
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141 Leisure will connect a Spanish-speaking author and director to adapt the work to its new U.S. border setting. Zoabi will stay concerned creatively and also will function government producer alongside Nicola Smith (“Susie Searches”) and Dan Kleinman (co-writer of “Tel Aviv on Fireplace”).
Underneath the 141 Leisure banner, producing duo Adam Mirels and Robbie Mirels have obtained approval for previous titles together with helmer Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West,” starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, which picked up an Unbiased Spirit Award, and helmer Michael Almereyda’s “Marjorie Prime,” starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins, which obtained the Alfred P. Sloan Characteristic Movie Prize on the Sundance Movie Competition.
After the Venice competitors premiere of “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” which stars Jeon Jong-seo, Kate Hudson and Ed Skrein, 141 Leisure will shoot “Susie Searches,” a darkly comedian thriller from director Sophie Kargman, starring Kiersey Clemons.
Zoabi is in growth on two TV initiatives, together with Sony Footage Tv and Showtime’s restricted spy/thriller collection primarily based on the bestselling novel “Dinner on the Heart of the Earth” by Nathan Englander, in partnership with “Homeland” creators Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. He’s additionally engaged on the identity-crisis comedy collection “Inheritance” with Alma Ganihar and Leora Kamenetzky for Maria Feldman’s New York-based Masha Productions label.
Zoabi is repped by WME and managed by Cliff Roberts at Syndicate Leisure.
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