South African Slavery Drama ‘Chain of Voices’ Backed by Fight to Fame – Variety


In at present’s movie information roundup, South African drama “A Chain of Voices” will get financing, Korean drama “Your self and Yours” will get a house and “Hope Hole” is coming to digital a month early.


The Fight to Fame group will finance “A Chain of Voices,” a function movie primarily based on the novel of the identical title by South African creator André Brin. Cinema Libre Studio will produce the movie together with with Moja Media, Variety has realized completely.

The screenplay was written by Jay Cocks, who acquired Academy Award screenplay nominations for “The Age of Innocence” and “Gangs of New York.” A brand new entity, Cinema Libre Studio South Africa, can be shaped between Cinema Libre Studio and Moja Media to produce this movie and different content material. Moja Media is represented by Marius Fransman, who has held numerous authorities positions in South Africa.

“A Chain of Voices,” printed in 1982, depicts life throughout slavery within the Cape City area. A younger slave, Galant, leads a revolt, which can carry the eventual finish of slavery and its violence in South Africa.

Cinema Libre chairman Philippe Diaz mentioned, “Partnering with Marius was a dream come true. I purchased the rights of André Brink’s novel virtually 30 years in the past and Martin Scorsese launched me to Jay Cocks, who wrote a wonderful script. Sadly, I by no means discovered the proper companion because it has to be shot in South Africa. Will probably be a major film throughout these instances of social upheaval because it’s the story of a person who will change the course of historical past as a result of of an unimaginable love.”

The partnership can even carry the Fight to Fame international platform to South Africa with plans to develop a TV present “Africa’s Greatest Actor” with winners given roles in “A Chain of Voices.”


Cinema Guild has purchased U.S. distribution rights for Hong Sangsoo’s “Your self and Yours,” and can launch the thriller on June 6  as half of its digital cinema initiative.

The Korean movie, which debuted on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant in 2016, follows a person who learns that his girlfriend was not too long ago having drinks with one other man. They quickly break up, and the person can now not discover his ex as she has a collection of encounters with different suitors.

“We’ve been large followers of ‘Your self and Yours’ because the first time we noticed it,” mentioned Cinema Guild president Peter Kelly. “It’s such a pleasure to be bringing it to audiences within the U.S.”

The deal was negotiated by Peter Kelly of Cinema Guild with Youngjoo Suh of Finecut.


Display Media Ventures will transfer the digital launch for its British drama “Hope Hole” starring Annette Bening, Josh O’ Connor, and Invoice Nighy, up 4 weeks to Could 8, 2020.

Display Media and Roadside Sights partnered to purchase the movie final yr with a world premiere on the 2019 Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant. Roadside Sights launched the movie on March 5 with a deliberate enlargement that was minimize brief as theaters have been shut down throughout the nation.

“Hope Hole,” directed by William Nicholson, facilities on the aftermath of Nighy’s character telling his spouse of 29 years that he plans to go away her that very same day. David M. Thompson and Sarada McDermott are the producers.


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