MPI has announced that production has wrapped on the upcoming comedy Catfight, from writer-director Onur Tukel. Sandra Oh, Anne Heche and Alicia Silverstone star in the film that follows a bitter rivalry between struggling outsider artist Ashley (Heche) and wealthy housewife Veronica (Oh) that lasts a lifetime. Friends in college, the pair lost touch after, but when they reconnect at a birthday party, verbal sparring turns to violence, locking the two women in a years-long grudge match. Silverstone plays Lisa, the love interest of Ashley.
It’s produced by MPI’s Greg Newman, along with Gigi Graff. Tukel’s previous films include Applesauce, Summer of Blood and Richard’s Wedding. Turkel’s previous films include Applesauce, and Summer of Blood, both produced with MPI.
Breaking Glass has acquired North American rights to the Spanish-language ensemble black comedy My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche), from director Alex de la Iglesia. Starring Raphael, Mario Casas, Blanca Suarez, and Hugo Silva, the film follows backstage preparations for a New Year’s Eve TV event that descends into comic mayhem. Injuries, the theft of semen from an oversexed pop star, and a legendary diva being stalked by an unstable would-be songwriter converge in the production while outside, riot police clash with angry demonstrators demanding the arrest of the show’s producer.
The film premiered at TIFF earlier this year and went on to screen at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, as well at opening night at the Miami International Film Festival. Breaking Glass’ CEO Rich Wolff negotiated the deal with Film Factory’s Vicente Canales. Negotiations started in Toronto and finished at Ventana Sur.