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Marti Noxon to Make Feature Directing Debut With Eating Disorder Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran television producer-writer Marti Noxon is making her feature film directing debut on dark comedy “To the Bone,” with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn producing, Variety has learned.

To the Bone” is inspired by Noxon’s own struggles with eating disorders. She will direct from her own script.

Lynn and Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures will produce along with Karina Miller, who is also financing through her company Sparkhouse Media. Principal photography will commence at the end of March in Los Angeles.

Sparkhouse Media is a newly launched Los Angeles-based production and finance company headed by Miller and her husband, financier Talal AlAbbar. The company currently develops, produces and finances projects for film, television and theater, with the feature division producing three to five films per year with budgets up to $30 million.

“To the Bone” is the first title from Sparkhouse.

“‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ not only applies to the deeply personal subject matter of ‘To the Bone,’ but to simply getting a film about people with eating disorders made. Without the brilliant Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis and Karina Miller producing, there’s no way this project would be coming to fruition. I’m thrilled to be making my feature directing debut with this troika of fierce women in my corner,” said Noxon.

Noxon has accumulated producing and writing credits on a wide assortment of TV series, including “Mad Men,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.” She’s exec producing and writing Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and Lifetime’s “UnReal” along with serving as an executive producer on the CBS medical drama “Code Black.”

She recently adapted the Gillian Flynn bestseller “Sharp Objects” for TV with Amy Adams attached to star and Jean-Marc Vallee set to direct. Noxon currently has an exclusive overall deal with Skydance Media, where she is developing television projects for the independent studio, including a series based on the bestselling novel “Dietland.”

Her feature writing credits include “Fright Night” and “I Am Number Four.”

Curtis was a producer on four Steven Spielberg films — “Saving Private Ryan,” “A.I.,” “Minority Report” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” She most recently produced the drama “Wakefield,” starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner with Robin Swicord directing from her own script.

Curtis and Lynn partnered under the Mockingbird Pictures banner after producing “Albert Nobbs,” which was nominated for three Academy Awards. Mockingbird produced “Last Days in the Desert,” which premiered at Sundance last year, and Rob Spera’s “The Sweet Life.”

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