First Generation Films launched production on romantic drama “Paper Year,” starring Eve Hewson (The Knick”) and Avan Jogia (“Tut”).
“Paper Year” is written and directed by Rebecca Addelman in her feature directorial debut. Andie MacDowell and Hamish Linklater (The Big Short) are also starring.
Production began in Toronto this week and moves to Los Angeles at the end of the month. Myriad Pictures will begin selling the film at the American Film Market this week.
First Generation Films’ founder Christina Piovesan will produce alongside Jennifer Shin, who produced Addelamn’s short “The Smoke.” Kirk D’Amico, Emily Alden, Penny Mancuso and Anne Hong will executive produce.
Hewson and Jogia are portraying a newly married couple, barely employed with $175 between them. They are madly in love and ready to conquer the world but as they move into the first year of marriage, they encounter obstacles that reveal cracks in their relationship forcing them to question whether they made a fully formed decision.
Hewson’s credits include “Bridge of Spies,” “This Must Be the Place” and the upcoming “Robin Hood: Origins.” Jogia starred in “I Am Michael” and “10,000 Saints,” which both premiered at Sundance this year.
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Addelman currently writes on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love” and is writing the TV remake of feature film “The First Wives Club.”
Pacific Northwest Pictures will handle Canadian theatrical distribution.