‘Succession’s’ Nicholas Braun, ‘Coda’s’ Emilia Jones to Star in ‘Cat Person,’ from Studiocanal, Imperative
European film-tv group Studiocanal is teaming with Imperative Entertainment to make psychological thriller “Cat Person,” based on the short story by Kristen Roupenian which was published by The New Yorker in 2017.
It went on to become its most downloaded fiction that year.Studiocanal will fully finance the feature – billed as describing the “hellscape” of modern romance.
It will begin world sales at this week’s Virtual Cannes Market, with 30West co-representing U.S.
rights.“Cat Person” will be directed by DGA Award-winning Susanna Fogel.Written by Michelle Ashford, the psychological thriller will star Emmy Award-nominated Nicholas Braun (pictured), whose credits take in “Succession” and “Zola,” and Emilia Jones, star of “Locke & Key” and “Coda.”World premiering at Sundance Film Festival this year, “Coda” won four prizes including the Audience Award and U.S.
Grand Jury Prize.
It also secured a festival-record $25 million sales deal with Apple.Roupenian’s short story turns on the casual,
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