EXCLUSIVE: Irish filmmaker Alexandra McGuinness (She’s Lacking) has set the movie Lucia, about James Joyce’s daughter of the similar identify, as her subsequent undertaking, with Esme Creed-Miles (Amazon’s Hanna) signing directly to big name.
Lucia is billed as a dance drama with style parts, with the tale starting in 1932 Paris. Lucia Joyce (Creed-Miles) is a smart fashionable dancer however lives within the shadow of her well-known father, James Joyce. Made up our minds to be known as an artist and particular person in her personal proper, she units out to create the best and most unique dance on the planet. However can she achieve this with out shedding her thoughts?
McGuiness and her widespread collaborator Antonia Campbell-Hughes wrote the script. Conor Barry is generating for Savage Productions, with John Lang for Tremendous Bloom Movies. Display Island supplied building financing, with the Ingenious Europe Programme – MEDIA of the Ecu Union providing further toughen, and Des Hamilton (Best Boy, Jojo Rabbit) dealing with casting.
Lucia is McGuinness’ 3rd function movie. She prior to now directed She’s Lacking, starring Eiza González, Josh Hartnett and Lucy Fry, which was once launched in 2019, and Lotus Eaters, starring Campbell-Hughes and Johnny Flynn, which premiered at Tribeca in 2011.
Miles is an English actress very best recognized for her portrayal of the identify personality in Amazon’s Hanna, who will subsequent function in Travis Beacham’s podcast sequence Affect Iciness and Amazon’s animated sequence, The Legend of Vox Machina.
Barry has two movies premiering at SXSW: Campbell-Hughes’ directorial debut It Is In Us All, starring Cosmo Jarvis, and Brendan Muldowney’s horror pic The Cellar. Lang’s most up-to-date producorial effort, Spree, directed by way of Eugene Kotlyarenko and starring Joe Keery, premiered at Sundance in 2020.
McGuinness is represented by way of Neon Kite and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Creed-Miles by way of Conway van Gelder Grant (UK), WME and Sloane, Be offering, Weber & Dern; and Campbell-Hughes by way of United Brokers (UK) and lawyers Jodi Peikoff and Michael H. Mahan.