Rian Johnson forms T-Street production company for film & TV
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman have had such a good experience working with production house MRC on their upcoming picture Knives Out that they are forming a production company called T-Street with MRC putting up the capital for various film and TV projects Johnson will shepherd. T-Street will serve as the home for Johnson and Bergman’s original projects while they also work concurrently with LucasFilm on the next Star Wars Trilogy.
“There’s a rule we live and die by, that life is too short to work with jerks,” Johnson said. “This is an extension of that philosophy, as we had a great experience with Modi Wiczyk and the entire MRC team. I always focused on directing my own stuff and never had the producing bug. I’m excited to open things up and get the chance to work with talented people and learn from them. In a way, this is very much in the mode of how we’ve always worked, though ‘Star Wars’ was different for obvious reasons. But we’ve always thought like indie filmmakers, maintaining a degree of ownership and authorship over what we’ve done. This was a way to set up a space where we can make that happen for other filmmakers.”
“We think we can help them be a good supportive home for filmmakers in movies and television, who can share in the upside,” said Bergman. “We have the ability to finance movies and shows. Now, we just have to do the work.”
Knives Out is is described as a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style of Agatha Christie in which a detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
The all-star ensemble cast of Knives Out includes Daniel Craig (Spectre), along with Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You), Don Johnson (Book Club), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Katherine Langford (Love, Simon), Riki Lindhome (Kidding), Edi Patterson (The Last O.G.), Raúl Castillo (Atypical) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween).
The film will be released on November 27.
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