You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Octavia Spencer Joins Kevin Costner in ‘Black and White’

IM Global to handle sales at Cannes

Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.”

IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer.

Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight Productions, along with Todd Lewis. Cassian Elwes is exec producing and handling the U.S. rights.

Binder is directing from his own script, focusing on an attorney (Costner) who is widowed after the car crash death of his wife and finds himself embroiled in a custody battle over his biracial granddaughter. Spencer will portray the grandmother of the child

“We’re delighted to come onboard such a powerful, compelling project with the Costner/Binder team that memorably brought us ‘The Upside of Anger,'” said IM Global CEO Stuart Ford said. “Kevin’s recent critical achievements as both an actor and producer with ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ give the project added momentum.”

The deal was brokered by Elwes on behalf of the producers, and by Ford and IM Global president Jonathan Deckter.

Spencer is repped by WME.

More Film

  • Brad Pitt Emilio Estevez Tyler Perry

    Hollywood's Most and Least Profitable Stars Revealed

    Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.” IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer. “Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight […]

  • I Tonya trailer

    'I, Tonya' Teaser: Margot Robbie Transforms Into Disgraced Figure Skater

    Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.” IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer. “Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight […]

  • Gotham Awards Nominations Remind of Oscar

    Gotham Awards Once Again Remind of the Oscar Season Possibilities

    Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.” IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer. “Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight […]

  • Nascent Middleburg Film Festival Banks on

    Nascent Middleburg Film Festival Banks on Rural Charm, Awards Hopefuls

    Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.” IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer. “Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight […]

  • Makeup-Hair Designer Creates Looks for 'Blade

    Makeup-Hair Designer Specializes in Bruising Looks for 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Stronger'

    Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.” IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer. “Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Directors Guild of America Leaders to Address Sexual Harassment in Industry

    Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s indie drama “Black and White.” IM Global has come on board to rep international rights and will launch sales next week  in Cannes. Production is set to start in New Orleans this summer. “Black and White” is a co-production of Costner’s Treehouse Productions and Binder’s Sunlight […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content