EXCLUSIVE: Verve has signed Kimberly Peirce, the Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss helmer who most recently directed the Carrie remake. She also signed with Britton Rizzio of Circle of Confusion as her manager, and stays with attorney Alan Wertheimer. She had been at CAA.
The writer-director made her filmmaking debut with 1999’s Boys Don’t Cry, which earned an Oscar for Hilary Swank and a nomination for Chloe Sevigny. Peirce followed with Stop-Loss, the hot button film that starred Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum. That was released in 2008, and last year she helmed Carrie, the remake of the Stephen King novel adaptation that starred Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz, and introduced Ansel Elgort, who followed with The Fault In Our Stars. While Peirce is very selective in the films she directs, she made an overall deal at ABC studios where she has several projects in development, and has entered the cable drama arena where she will direct an upcoming episode of AMC’s Revolutionary War series Turn.