Myriad, First Choice back ‘Being Julia’

Pic is one of three films to tap tax fund

LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos.

Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget in equity financing.

“Being Julia” is one of the first three films being backed by the First Choice tax fund. The others are the Marc Evans pic “Trauma,” which is also being sold by Myriad (Daily Variety 4/9/03); and Richard Jobson’s “The Purifiers,” a martial arts gang movie set in Britain in the near future.

“The Purifiers” stars Kevin McKidd, and is produced by Jobson and Chris Atkins of Vestry Films, along with Bill Kenwright. Kenwright is co-financing with Scottish Screen and Park Entertainment, which is handling international sales. Shooting starts May 5.

More Film

  • Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry

    Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

  • MayFair, directed by Sara Blecher

    Sara Blecher’s ‘Mayfair’ Brings Feminine Gaze to Gangster Tale

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

  • Todd Brown, XYZ Films

    African Finance Under Spotlight at Durban FilmMart  

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

  • Ryan Reynolds'Deadpool' panel, Comic-Con International, San

    Ryan Reynolds Wants to Explore Deadpool's Bisexuality in Future Films

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

  • Johnny Depp Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

  • Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection

    LONDON — Myriad Pictures and Grosvenor Park’s First Choice Films have boarded the Istvan Szabo pic “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons and produced by Robert Lantos. Myriad will act as U.K. co-producer and handle international sales on the pic, which starts shooting in June. First Choice will provide 30% of the budget […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content