The Solution Takes David Mamet’s Blackbird, Starring Cate Blanchett


The Solution Entertainment Group is set to handle international rights to writer/director David Mamet’s thriller Blackbird, starring Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett. The announcement was made today by The Solution founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.

The film, set to start shooting in January 2014 in Sydney, is being financed and produced by Saïd Ben Saïd’s Paris-based company, SBS Productions (SBS).

Janet (Blanchett) travels to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, a Hollywood visual effects artist who moonlighted for U.S. special ops agencies. After his death, her grandfather’s well-kept secrets become a threat to her life, forcing Janet to discover the truth about a man who dedicated his life to making illusion reality.

“’Blackbird’ is a quintessential suspense thriller in the vein of Mamet’s other great work, ‘The Spanish Prisoner’. The Solution is just as passionate and committed to the project as I am and will choose the right international partners to bring this film to a global audience,” said Ben Saïd.

“’Blackbird’ promises to be a nail-biting thriller in the hands of the talented David Mamet and the exceptional Cate Blanchett in the lead role. We’re delighted to be on board the project in Toronto,” said Wilson and Nestel.

The Solution will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival with ICM and SBS handling US rights.

(Photo Credit: FayesVision /