EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired North American rights and multiple international territories to Corinna McFarlane’s directorial debut The Silent Storm. Territories acquired include the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Australia/New Zealand.
Starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Silent Storm follows an enigmatic outsider (Riseborough) living on a remote Scottish island, who finds herself caught between her minister husband and the delinquent who is sent to live with them.
The film was a rare non-James Bond feature to be executive produced and financed by 007 custodians Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and Eon Productions. Nicky Bentham produced through her Neon Films shingle.
Broccoli and Wilson are re-teaming with McFarlane and Bentham on a Los Angeles-set psychological thriller, currently in development. McFarlane and Bentham are also developing a London-set comedy called Monk’s Apartment, about a young writer from New York who finds herself living in the kooky loft apartment of an international DJ.
Hani Farsi and Marc Samuelson served as exec producers on Silent Storm alongside Jerome Booth, Christian Eisenbeiss, Serena Fakhre, Goran R. Lazovich, Milan Markovic, Steve Milne and Adam Partridge.
Westend Film’s Eve Schoukroun handled negotiations with Sony.