Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2018) – Miranda July is set to start production on her latest film in late May. The film follows the story of Old Dolio and how her world is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.
The project will be July’s third film and first she will not star in. Her feature, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, which July wrote, directed and starred in, won the Camera d’Or at Cannes and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance.
Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her most recent book is “The First Bad Man,” a novel. July’s collection of stories, “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. July’s participatory art works include the website Learning to Love You More (with artist Harrell Fletcher), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app).
The production will mark July’s first film with Plan B and Annapurna. Youree Henley will also produce.
July is repped by UTA, and Plan B by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Annapurna, founded by Megan Ellison in 2011, focuses on creating sophisticated, high-quality content that is critically and commercially conscious while still appealing to a diverse audience. By upholding the company’s vision to put filmmakers and artists first and preserve their authentic creative voices no matter the genre or medium, the company has garnered a total of 38 Academy Award nominations, including four Best Picture nods for American Hustle, Her, Zero Dark Thirty, and Phantom Thread. Annapurna’s upcoming releases include, Boots Riley’s debut film, Sorry to Bother You, Jacques Audiard’s Sisters Brothers, Barry Jenkin’s film adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, Richard Linklater’s adaptation of Maria Semple’s, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and Adam Mckay’s Untitled Dick Cheney Project.
Founded in 2002 and headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment has produced quality, award-winning film and television projects. Having established themselves with critically acclaimed titles including The Departed and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the company went on to produce Eat Pray Love, the Palme d’Or winning The Tree of Life, geo-political thriller World War Z, Academy and Golden Globe Award winning 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, Emmy Award winning The Normal Heart, and the Best Picture Oscar nominated Selma and The Big Short.
Plan B’s recent releases include Brad’s Status, written and directed by Mike White, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, David Michôd’s War Machine, and Bong Joon Ho’s Okja. They are currently in post-production on Felix van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, James Gray’s next feature Ad Astra, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, and Adam McKay’s Untitled Dick Cheney Project.