Three Generations, the transgender story starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon that was acquired by The Weinstein Company when they slapped down a big $6M at this year’s Cannes Film Festival just was pegged for a limited release on September 18.
The Gaby Dellal-directed film was financed by Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf who produced it with Dorothy Berwin. Fanning plays a New York teenager who wants to transition from female to male. Watts is her single mother and Sarandon her lesbian music-manager grandmother. The project was written by Nikole Beckwith.
The $6M deal called for a 500-minimum screen commitment so TWC just made good on the promise and they clearly see it as a possible awards contender.