Umbrella snags three titles
Michael Caine, Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve star in three films acquired by Umbrella Entertainment at the Cannes Film Market.
Mr Morgan’s Last Love features Caine as a recently widowed US expat living in Paris who finds solace with a young woman played by rising French star Clémence Poésy. Sandra Nettelbeck directs and the screenplay is adapted from a French novel, La Douceur Assassine, by Francoise Dorner. Other cast members include Justin Kirk, Jane Alexander and Gillian Anderson.
Hall has signed to play Richard Dane, who shoots and kills an intruder in the thriller Cold in July, adapted from the cult novel by Joe R. Lansdale. Mayhem ensues when the dead man’s father, an ex-con, sets out to avenge his son’s death. It’s director Jim Mickle’s follow-up to horror film We Are What We Are, which eOne Hopscotch acquired.
Tucci and Eve star in writer-director Neil LaBute’s two-hander Some Velvet Morning. The drama, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, follows a cat-and-mouse game between Tucci’s manic, ego-crushed character and Eve’s dazzling ingénue.