Scott Steindorff’s newly founded Scott’s Pictures has notched its second film project after setting the Lynne Ramsay-directed Natalie Portman-starrer Jane Got A Gun, which has Michael Fassbender circling the male lead. Vanessa Hudgen stars in the company’s second film, Gimme Shelter, alongside Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd, Stephanie Szostak and Brendan Fraser. The film, which just wrapped, is based on a true story about sixteen-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Hudgens), a teenager who runs away from her abusive mother in search of a biological father she has never met. When he proves a disappointment, she embarks on a desperate journey of survival and self discovery and bonds with the girls at a special teen shelter. The film is inspired by a David and Goliath true story of Kathy DiFiore’s longstanding Several Sources Shelters. She accompanied by Mother Teresa in an effort to change the shelter laws in New Jersey. The film was written and directed by Ronald Krauss, best known for videos and commercials and who financed and produced through his Day Twenty- Eight Films banner with Krauss, Jeff Rice and Joshua Amir. Stone Village’s Scott Steindorff is exec producer and Dylan Russell is co-producer. The film will be shown to domestic distributors later in the month.
“We are very passionate about Ronald and his vision for this heartfelt and inspirational story that will resonate with a broad audience. It will be a welcome addition to our roster of quality movies”, says Steindorff. Like Jane Got A Gun, this will be handled under the SPI label through Exclusive Media.
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