If you’re at all drawn to high-powered family dramas, Khalil Barnett’s recent review of Kenneth Lonergan’s new movie, Manchester By The Sea should serve you with ample perspective. The film is currently the subject of The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford star Casey Affleck’s Best Actor win at the Oscar’s on Sunday night and for that matter, we now bring you word of his latest forthcoming endeavor, survival thriller Light Up My Life which is now filming in Vancouver.
Affleck is starring, as well as writing and directing the film which joins the actor with actress Anna Pniowsky for the story of a father and daughter whose bond is strenuously tested while living on the outskirts of society in the wake of a deadly global pandemic and the extensive dangers within. Teddy Schwarzman is producing via his Black Bear Pictures banner, which is also financing the project with Sierra/Affinity reporting successful strong sales rights as listed: Anton Corp. for Asia (Multi-Territory), The Searchers for Benelux, Elevation for Canada, Italia for Greece, India, Middle East and Turkey, Metropolitan Filmexport for France, Myndform for Iceland, Notorious for Italy, Kino Films for Japan, Mis. Label for Scandinavia, Ster Kinekor for South Africa, Main Title for South Korea and M Pictures for Thailand.
“Congratulations to Casey for his Oscar win for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA! It is well deserved and we are proud to have been along for the ride on that film as well as his next project LIGHT OF MY LIFE,” said Nick Meyer, CEO of Sierra/Affinity. “LIGHT OF MY LIFE is an incredibly powerful film that touches on universal issues and emotions, and with Casey not only starring, but writing and directing, this film has the pedigree to entice audiences worldwide.”
Affleck’s role in Manchester By The Sea which also stars Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams, also earned the actor a Film Independent Spirit Award as well as Golden Globe® and BAFTA awards. In addition to Light Up My Life, Affleck will also set to star in the new thriller, Villain, from his own script with Black Bear produce as well with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales.