Anna Paquin, Cliff Curtis and Josh Lawson Netflix Pic Board ‘True Spirit’ – Deadline


Netflix He has hired an adult cast for their upcoming Australian family movie real soul With the Oscar winner Anna PaquinAnd the symbol picture star franchise Cliff CurtisAnd an Oscar nominee Josh Lawson.

real soul It is based on the true story of a 16-year-old Australian, Jessica Watson, who, in 2010, became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted worldwide. She accomplished what many thought was impossible, sailing some of the world’s most challenging ocean areas and surviving seven fatal blows while at sea for 210 days. Watson will consult on the CV.

The trio had previously announced that Tiegan Croft will play the role of Watson. Paquin is set to play Jessica’s mother, Julie Watson. Lawson is Jessica’s father, Roger Watson. While Curtis is Jessica Ben Bryant’s coach.

The film will be shot in Queensland and Sydney, Australia later this year with a mostly local cast and crew. Production is supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Screen Production Attraction Strategy.

Sarah Spilan (About the block, this life) directs her edited text to the bestselling Jessica Watson memoir real spirit. Rebecca Banner handled the revisions.

Producers: Susan Kartsonis (Feel the rhythm, aquamarine, what women want) for resonance entertainment; Debra Martin Chase (Harriet, The Princess Diaries, The Traveling Pants Sisters) for Martin Chase Productions; Andrew Fraser (Lion) for Sunstar Entertainment.

A.M. is Shaheen Mkrtishian (Lion) of Sunstar Entertainment; Sarah Spillane, Brent Emery and Susan Farwell, for Resonate Entertainment; Georgina Marquez

Clément Bauer will co-produce for Resonate Entertainment.

Paquin became the second youngest actress when she was 11 years old to win Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for the piano In 1994. She played Suki Stackhouse in the HBO long series real blood She is currently a star in the Amazon Prime series Flak Also produced by Executive. Other feature credits include The Irishman, X-Men: Days of the Future Past, The Good Dinosaur and next American underdog.

Including Curtis credits symbol picture 2-5, Hobbs and ShawAnd the Dr. Sleep, Meg, Next memories and AMC . series Fear of the walking dead.

Lawson was nominated at the 2018 Academy Awards in the Best Live Short Film category for eleven o’clock. His special credits include Mortal Kombat, Bomb And the TV series Superstore And the The house of lies.

Curtis is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Lawson is represented by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment, and LMCM. Pacquin is represented by Partners Brillstein Entertainment and The Gersh Agency. Spillane is represented by RGM Artists, WME, The Intellectual Property Group, and Alexander & Lawrence and Frumes & Labowitz.

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