EXCLUSIVE: It’s not a given that talent will attend premieres if their movie gets an interim agreement but we can confirm that Oscar winner Jessica Chastain and Emmy nominee Peter Sarsgaard will be on hand to spice up the premieres of new movie Memory both tomorrow in Venice and next week in Toronto.
Both actors are due to tread the red carpets and do press for the movie, which today was officially confirmed for an interim agreement. The movie was one of the last big Toronto and/or Venice movies to be officially confirmed for an interim agreement.
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Michel Franco’s film gets its world premiere in Venice tomorrow and its North American premiere in Toronto on September 12th. The movie is among projects which could secure a North American deal out of the festivals.
Chastain will play Sylvia, a social worker who leads a simple and structured life: her daughter, her job, her AA meetings. This is blown open when Saul (Sarsgaard) follows her home from their high school reunion. Their surprise encounter will profoundly impact both of them as they open the door to the past.
Also starring are Brooke Timber, Merritt Wever, Elsie Fisher, Jessica Harper, Josh Charles. Producers are Michel Franco, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Alex Orlovsky and Duncan Montgomery. The Match Factory and Gersh are handling sales.
Mexican filmmaker Franco is known for movies including New Order and Sundown.
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