Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Rita Hayworth With a Hand Grenade’ Sells to Australia

Elizabeth Banks’ adventure drama “Rita Hayworth With a Hand Grenade” has scored its first sale, Variety has learned exclusively.

Icon Film Distribution has acquired Australian rights to the film from Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International at the American Film Market. Greg Hughes negotiated the deal for Icon.

Shooting is starting in the spring. Sloane U’Ren will direct and Robert Graf will produce. UTA Independent Film Group is handling North American rights.

Set in World War II, Banks will portray one of the first female war photographers. She’s shot down and stranded on a South Pacific island, where the only other inhabitant is a marooned Japanese soldier. The two evolve from sworn enemies to reluctant allies in a 30-year battle against the forces of nature and their inescapable circumstances.

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