‘Across the River and into the Trees’ Sells to Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street has landed North American rights to “Across the River and Into the Trees,” an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s final full-length novel.

Liev Schreiber and Josh Hutcherson will star within the movie, which can launch solely in theaters within the fall. News of the sale was introduced on the Cannes Film Festival.

Paula Ortiz (“The Bride”) directed “Across the River and Into the Trees,” which takes place in post-WWII Italy. Schreiber performs American Army Colonel Richard Cantwell, a bona fide hero who stays haunted by the battle. As he faces information of sickness with stoic disregard, he’s decided to spend per week in quiet solitude and commandeers a army driver to facilitate a go to to his outdated haunts in Venice. As Cantwell’s plans start to unravel, an opportunity encounter with a outstanding younger girl begins to rekindle in him the hope of renewal.

Matilda De Angelis and Danny Huston co-star within the movie, which was tailored by Peter Flannery (“The Devil’s Mistress”). 

“Across the River and Into the Trees” is produced by Robert MacLean and Michael Paletta for Tribune Pictures, alongside John Smallcombe, Kirstin Roegner, Ken Gord, and Spring Era Films executives Jianmin LV and Daxing Zhang.

Executive producers embody William J. Immerman, Laura Paletta, David Beckingham, Justin Raikes, Simon Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor, Hani Musleh, Harel Goldstein and Rick Romano. Andrea Biscaro is the Italian line producer.

The deal was brokered by Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street, with Brian O’Shea of the Exchange and UTA Independent Film Group for the filmmakers.

Bleecker Street, an independently financed studio primarily based in New York City, has a historical past of supporting feminine filmmakers with 80% of its 2023 slate consisting of flicks directed by ladies. Among these titles are Frances O’Connor’s drama “Emily,” Catherine Hardwicke’s comedic thriller “Mafia Mamma” and Laurel Parmet’s coming-of-age story “The Starling Girl.” 

Bleecker’s upcoming slate consists of Alice Troughton’s “The Lesson,” Meg Ryan’s “What Happens Later” Guy Nattiv’s “Golda” starring Helen Mirren as Israel’s former prime minister.

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