Delivering some late deal-making momentum to the American Movie Market, Sony Photos Classics snatched up North America and China distribution rights to the British black comedy thriller movie Depraved Little Letters, starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley.
Sony acquired the rights from StudioCanal and can launch the movie theatrically in 2024.
Directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Earlier than You) from a screenplay by Jonny Candy (Greed), Depraved Little Letters is predicated on a real scandal that shocked Nineteen Twenties England. The story facilities on neighbors Edith Swan (Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Buckley) within the seaside city of Littlehampton. At some point, a sequence of obscene letters start to focus on Edith and others, and when suspicion falls on Rose, the ladies of the city suspect one thing is amiss and determine to analyze.
Depraved Little Letters lately had its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition.
The movie’s solid is rounded out by BAFTA Movie and Tv nominee Anjana Vasan (We Are Woman Components), BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), BAFTA winner Joanna Scanlan (After Love), Hugh Skinner (Fleabag), BAFTA winner Malachi Kirby (Small Axe), Gemma Jones (the Bridget Jones trilogy), Lolly Adefope (Ghosts), Eileen Atkins (The Crown) and Alisha Weir (Matilda!).
The deal was negotiated between SPC and StudioCanal, who financed the movie with Film4. Sony Photos’ Stage 6 Movies beforehand acquired further worldwide rights.
The movie is produced by Blueprint Photos (Emma, Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri) alongside South of the River Photos (Landscapers) and Jo Wallett (Catherine Referred to as Birdy, Emma). It’s government produced by Anna Marsh, Ron Halpern and Joe Naftalin for StudioCanal; and Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden and Farhana Bhula for Film4. Along with writing the screenplay, Candy government produced the movie together with Simon Hen for Particular person Photos.