Berlin: Bruce Willis, M. Night Shyamalan Heading for Philadelphia Again for ‘Labor of Love’

Bruce Willis M Night Shyamalan
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

'Labor of Love' planned for September shoot

In a pre-Berlin move, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan is in negotiations to reunite with Bruce Willis in the Philadelphia-based thriller “Labor Of Love.”

The project will be financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis with plans to start production in September. IM Global topper Stuart Ford will be selling international rights to “Labor of Love” in Berlin.

Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing with Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan through their Blinding Edge banner.

Shyamalan and Willis teamed on 1999’s “The Sixth Sense” and 2000’s “Unbreakable,” both of which are set in Philadelphia.

Shyamalan’s “Labor of Love” script — written prior to “The Sixth Sense” — centers on a Philadelphia book store owner  who is troubled that he never told the love of his life his true feelings before she was lost in a tragic accident.

Shyamalan and Emmett/Furla/Oasis are represented by WME. Willis is repped by CAA.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety