EXCLUSIVE: Verve has signed filmmaker Takashi Doscher, the writer and director behind the Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr. starring sci-fi romance film, Only, which had its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca fest.
The pic centers on a couple whose future together becomes threatened when an unknown contagion breaks out across the world, killing only women. Chandler Riggs, Jayson Warner Smith, and Tia Hendricks also co-star.
Only marks Doscher’s second film following his 2018 feature debut, Still, which starred The Handmaid’s Tale’s Madeline Brewer and was recently sold to the Orchard for distribution.
In 2010, the Atlanta-native became the youngest director to sell a film to ESPN with his documentary A Fighting Chance. His ESPN follow-up captured the first ever summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro by a quad-amputee and won an ESPY in 2013.
Doscher, who was formerly signed with UTA, will continue to be repped by Pathfinder Media and his lawyer Eric Suddleson.