Gabriel Byrne has just joined David Tennant, Elizabeth Moss and Michael Gambon in Metanoia, a drama about mental illness that is being directed by Robert Mullan. The project is in pre-production and is set to begin filming in January. Double Dutch International is handling sales for the film at the now underway American Film Market. The pic chronicles world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing’s efforts in the 1960s to create a safe haven for people diagnosed with psychosis and schizophrenia. He was known for advocating the medical use of LSD, still legal at the time, and argued for the breaking down of divisions between patients and doctors.
Myriad Pictures’ Scoundrel Media label will finance and handle worldwide sales for horror thriller The Woman In The Woods, written and to be directed by Russell Friedenberg and starring Game Of Thrones‘ Lena Headey. She plays a wife who agrees to separate with her husband and they take one last family camping trip in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest to break the news to their young daughter. But an evil presence lurks in the woods — and it soon influences the daughter who succumbs to a strange and frightening world of violence.
On the heels of streaming service Fandor‘s announcement of Larry Aidem as president & CEO last month and its distribution agreements with HP and multiple OTT distributors, Fandor said today it has completed a $7 million round of funding, including Starz as lead strategic investor. The raise is a prelude to Fandor’s B round, expected to be completed in the coming months.