EXCLUSIVE: Bill Holderman and Erin Simms, who collaborated on Paramount’s upcoming Book Club starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, have signed with WME. Holderman directed the comedy and co-wrote the script with Simms, and both produced the pic that hits theaters May 18.
The pair previously worked together at Robert Redford’s Wildwood Entertprises, where they teamed on 2015’s A Walk in the Woods, which Holderman wrote and produced, and Simms was an associate producer. The Sundance-bowing pic grossed $37.5 million globally.
Holderman’s recent producing credits include Bleecker Street’s October 12 bow What They Had starring Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon; Fox Searchlight’s Old Man and the Gun with Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek due out next year via Fox Searchlight; and the the BBC/PBS documentary series American Epic which bowed at the Sundance Film Festival.
At Wildwood, Simms brought in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and developed and produced the Redford-Jane Fonda movie Our Souls at Night for Netflix. She also was an associate producer on Cathedrals of Culture, a docu directed by Redford and executive produced by Wim Wenders. Book Club is her first writing credit.