[Movies] The Solution Acquires International Rights to Blackbird Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.05.2013
A new thriller from David Mamet…
The Solution Entertainment Group announced today in an official press release that they will handle the international writes to the upcoming David Mamet thriller, Blackbird.
The film stars Academy award-winning actress Cate Blanchett. The film will start shooting in January 2014 in Sydney, Australia. It's being financed and produced by Sai Ben Said's Paris-based company, SBS Productions.
The story follows a woman named Janet (Blanchett) who goes to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, a Hollywood visual effects artist who moonlighted for US special ops agencies. After his death, her grandfather's well-kept secrets become a threat to her life. This forces Janet to have to discover the truth about a man who dedicated his life to making illusion a reality.
According to Ben Said, "'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."
The Solution Entertainment Group will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival with ICM and SBS handling US rights.