EXCLUSIVE: Emile Hirsch is making his screenwriting debut with In Tandem, a rock climbing thriller in which he will also star.
The adventure pic centers on two former high school pals who reconnect at a rock-climbing gym. Inspired by the documentary The Dawn Wall, they decide to climb a real mountain together, despite the fact that they lack any real-world climbing experience. While dangling off the side of a cliff, their past conflicts begin to emerge, though they are forced to rely on one another to survive.
Hirsch’s script has been optioned by LA-based content creation company, Hirsch Giovanni Entertainment. Darius Shahmir (Midnight Special) will produce the feature, with pro climber turned Oscar winner Jimmy Chin (Free Solo) serving as executive producer.
Jennifer Hirsch Bolduc, Manager of Scripted Content, is overseeing the project for HGE.
An award-winning actor, Hirsch is best known for turns in films including Into the Wild and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.
He is represented by United Talent Agency and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. HGE is repped by Innovative Artists and Donaldson + Califf, LLP.
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