Naomi Watts & Phillip Noyce Thriller ‘Lakewood’ Picked Up By Vertical Leisure & Roadside Sights Publish TIFF

EXCLUSIVE: One of many few titles up on the market at TIFF this 12 months was Phillip Noyce’s thriller Lakewood starring Naomi Watts, and Vertical Leisure and Roadside Sights have landed North American rights to the the female-driven thriller.

The film, which was co-financed by Boies Schiller Leisure and Limelight, offers with the delicate topic of a highschool lockdown, however from a mom’s p.o.v. from a distance. Within the function, written by Buried and Greenland‘s Chris Sparling, Amy Carr (Watts) is desperately racing in opposition to time to save lots of her baby Noah (Colton Gobbo) as authorities place her small city on lockdown as a result of an lively shooter incident.

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Lakewood is scheduled for launch in the course of the first quarter of 2022. The film was shot on location within the North Bay of Ontario, Canada and made its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition two weeks in the past.

Vertical’s Peter Jarowey and Roadside’s Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff instructed Deadline, “We’re thrilled to be again in enterprise collectively to launch Phillip Noyce’s tense and well timed thriller Lakewood in early 2022. All of us noticed it in Toronto and agreed it could be the right collaboration. The mixture of Phillip’s storytelling and Naomi Watts’ unimaginable expertise will make an important begin to 2022.”

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Additionally starring within the Noyce directed film is Colton Gobbo and newcomer Sierra Maltby. The movie is produced by David Boies, Andrew Corkin, Alex Lalonde, Chris Parker, Zack Schiller, Dylan Sellers, Chris Sparling, Naomi Watts and govt produced by Devin Andre, Alex Dong, Theo James, Aaron Kaplan, Tyler Zacharia. The manufacturing crew consists of composer Fil Eisler, director of pictures John Brawley, editor Lee Haugen, manufacturing designer Zosia Mackenzie, artwork director John O’Regan, set decorator Karen Churma and costume designer Amanda Lee Road.

Jarowey negotiated the deal on behalf Vertical Leisure and Roadside Sights. UTA Impartial Movie Group, CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content material negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.

Australian filmmaker Noyce’s directorial canon has grossed over $1.2 billion together with such international blockbusters as Angelina Jolie’s Salt ($294M), Tom Clancy’s Patriot Video games ($178M) and Clear and Current Hazard ($216M) for Paramount, the 1989 thriller Lifeless Calm with Nicole Kidman, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and The Quiet American, the latter which earned Michael Caine an Oscar Nomination for Finest Actor. He’s additionally the EP of such hit TV sequence as ABC’s Revenge and Fox’s The Resident.

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