EXCLUSIVE: Roseanne Liang is set to direct Do No Harm, a feature film based on her short of the same title. Justine Gillmer is attached to write. The film is set in Chinatown, 1995, when a surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath to save the person she loves in the middle of a violent gang war.
Kelly McCormick and Deadpool 2 and John Wick’s David Leitch will produce with Automatik. Liang will also produce alongside her producing partners on the original short, Timothy White and Hamish Mortland. Endeavor Content is co-financing and handling worldwide sales.
After making her debut on My Wedding and Other Secrets, the Chinese-New Zealand director Liang recently came aboard to direct the action-thriller Fuse. Her breakout was the docu Banana in a Nutshell, based on her own negotiation of parental disapproval about her choice of life partner. Gillmer has written for AMC’s Into the Badlands, was a supervising producer on The CW’s The 100 and wrote the Black List feature script Harry Haft.
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Liang is represented by WME, Grandview and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Gillmer is represented by WME, Grandview, Keith Sweitzer and Hansen, Jacobson & Teller.
Automatik has upcoming the Cory Finley-directed Bad Education with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, the Benedict Andrews-directed Against All Enemies starring Kristen Stewart, Anthony Mackie and Jack O’Connell, the Jim Mickle-directed Boyd Holbrook-starrer In The Shadow of the Moon and the Alma Har’el-directed Honey Boy with Shia LaBoeuf and Lucas Hedges starring.
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