“Bodily” actress Rose Byrne’s Dollhouse Footage is bringing Hannah Kent’s award-winning novel “Devotion” to the large display. A press launch introduced that Dollhouse shall be becoming a member of forces with Storyd Group, which invests in Australian ladies filmmakers, to provide the nineteenth century love story between two younger ladies dwelling in Prussia.
“Hanne and Thea are on the verge of womanhood once they first meet, each outsiders who discover a kindred spirit within the different,” the discharge particulars. “Their Lutheran neighborhood flees spiritual persecution and seeks resettlement and freedom in South Australia, a journey that places their religion and friendship below risk however proves the bond of affection is unbreakable.”
Kent is penning the script.
Producer Jessica Carrera (“Below the Volcano”) described the novel as “a love story for the ages, a burgeoning basic about need, connection, and our must belong.” She added, “The characters within the pages of Hannah’s fantastically crafted novel and their display potential have lingered with us all for therefore lengthy.”
Carrera shall be reuniting with Deanne Weir (“Harrow”) and Olivia Humphrey (“Run Rabbit Run”) to provide “Devotion.” The trio beforehand collaborated on Dollhouse’s debut function, “Critically Purple,” a couple of realtor who makes a drastic profession change to develop into a Dolly Parton impersonator. Starring Krew Boylan (“Primal”) and Byrne, and directed by Gracie Otto (“The Final Impresario”), “Critically Purple” premiered at 2022 SXSW Movie Fest and is predicted to reach in U.S. theaters in 2023.
“I couldn’t be extra thrilled that Dollhouse Footage and Storyd have sought the movie rights to ‘Devotion.’ Their dedication to female-driven storytelling and exploring the parameters of inventive chance makes them an ideal manufacturing staff for this novel,” Kent said. “It’s an absolute honor to have the ability to work with them and I’m very excited to see what comes of their imaginative and prescient.”
Kent’s screenwriting credit embrace upcoming psychological thriller “Run Rabbit Run,” one other Storyd-backed challenge. Presently in post-production, the pic is directed by Daina Reid (“The Handmaid’s Story”) and stars “Succession’s” Sarah Snook as a fertility physician who should interrogate her personal values when confronted with the unusual habits of her younger daughter.
Dollhouse Footage is an indie manufacturing firm and inventive collective based by Byrne together with Carrera, Boylan, Otto, and Shannon Murphy (“Babyteeth”) that champions women-driven storytelling and variety on display. Additionally on Dollhouse’s growth slate is psychological thriller collection “The Geography of Friendship,” primarily based on Sally Piper’s novel of the identical identify, about three ladies who, as teen ladies, skilled a life-changing occasion whereas on a wilderness hike and should now confront the trauma as adults.