Faliro House and its partners will finance the project. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales. Production is set for Greece this summer with Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Suntan) directing the script he co-wrote with Rob Hayes.
Pic focuses on two self-destructive Americans, living across Athens and the Greek islands who plunge into a tsunami of a romance.
Papadimitropoulos told us, “Many people don’t feel like getting involved in intense relationships anymore. And that to me is so sad. Chloe and Mickey’s story is a very honest look at one relationship, and in it there are elements everyone will recognize from their own experiences. I simply cannot wait to put the amazingly talented Denise and Sebastian in front of the lens and shoot them in stunning settings, places I know like the back of my hand, and work with a team of producers who have made some of my favorite films.”
Papadimitropoulos’s most recent feature Suntan premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival and SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight before winning best film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Hayes is known for his success as a screenwriter and playwright, with his most recent hit This Will End Badly performed in London and receiving critical acclaim.
Stan will next be seen starring opposite Nicole Kidman in Annapurna’s The Destroyer. His credits include Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War and I, Tonya with Margot Robbie. Gough is a two-time winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for her roles in stage plays People Places And Things, and Angels In America, that latter for which she was also nominated for a Tony.
Argyris Papadimitropoulos is repped by CAA and Grandview. Rob Hayes is repped by CAA, The Agency and Grandview. Sebastian Stan is repped by ICM, Brookside Artist Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Gough is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group.