Chris Evans to star in Neill Blomkamp’s Greenland
Chris Evans (Avengers and Captain America films) will lead director Neill Blomkamp’s (Elysium, District 9) next film, Greenland, about one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.
Greenland is produced by Thunder Road Picture’s Basil Iwanyk (Sicario, John Wick, The Town). Anton is co-financing with Riverstone Pictures. Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud and Harold van Lier are executive producing with Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. CAA Media Finance arranged the film’s financing and will represent the project’s domestic rights alongside Endeavor Content.
Thunder Road developed the picture with Riverstone and UK financier Ingenious Media.
STXinternational, a division of STX Entertainment, is handling international distribution for the film as well as directly distributing the film in the UK and Ireland. The company will present the project to buyers at the Marche du Film.
“When we read Greenland, we knew it was exactly the sort of film we wanted to make as we build the Anton brand – smart, character driven genre with action and heart. We are very excited to work alongside our friends at STX with such exceptional talent as Neill Blomkamp, Chris Evans and Basil Iwanyk,” said Sébastien Raybaud, CEO of Anton.
“Greenland is the kind of highly commercial genre fare that sees Neill Blomkamp doing what he does best: delivering a smart, fresh, high concept narrative in a world we can easily recognize,” said David Kosse, President of STXinternational. “We were immediately attracted to this talent-driven, wide release, theatrical title that is so distinctive of the STX brand. Working alongside Neill, Thunder Road, Riverstone and Anton to bring this to the marketplace is a tremendous opportunity.”
Evans is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment, Narrative PR and attorney Jason Sloane. Blomkamp is repped by WME and Gendler & Kelly.
Principal photography is set for the fourth quarter of 2018.
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