Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Bérénice Marlohe, Lambert Wilson and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of Mockingbird Pictures and Demarest Film' 5 to 7
alongside the previously-announced Anton Yelchin. The film, set to start shooting in May in New York, is written and will be directed by Victor Levin (AMC's "Mad Men").
5 to 7
is being produced and co-financed by Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films, and by Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures with their investor group as executive producers. The film is co-executive produced by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group, which is handling international sales and will represent the film at the Cannes Film Market. CAA and WME are co-representing the U.S. rights.
5 to 7
is set in New York, where an aspiring novelist, Brian, (Yelchin) has an extra marital cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat, Arielle (Marlohe). Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results in this romantic comedy.
Wilson will play Arielle's husband, Valery, with Thirlby playing a New York book editor, Jane, who develops a strong friendship with Yelchin's character. Langella and Close will play Brian’s parents, Sam and Arlene.
Englebardt, Co-CEO of Demarest Films, a privately funded film and television production company, said, “Julie and Bonnie are outstanding producers with impeccable taste, as evidenced by their discovery of Vic Levin’s amazing screenplay. We’re thrilled to be working with them, Vic and all the talented actors who have joined the cast. We look forward to collaborating with Mockingbird Pictures again on future projects.”
"Vic Levin's script has us in tears -- we're just not sure if it's from laughing or crying. We're excited about the grace and intelligence that he and our wonderful cast will bring to their interpretations of his beautiful story," said Curtis and Lynn.
"'5 to 7' is an impressive project with an ensemble of acting talent that is exceeding all expectations. We anticipate a great deal of interest in this hot project at Cannes,” said Wilson and Nestel.
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