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Film News Roundup: Steven Soderbergh-Claire Foy Thriller ‘Unsane’ Set for March

In today’s film news roundup, Steven Soderbergh’s thriller “Unsane” gets a release date, Liz Moore’s novel “Heft” moves into development, and Nevets invests in a pair of thrillers.

RELEASE DATE

Steven Soderbergh’s Fingerprint Releasing and Bleecker Street have set a March 23 date for the U.S. release of Soderbergh’s thriller “Unsane,” starring Claire Foy.

Foy plays a woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional. Soderbergh directed from a script by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer. Joseph Malloch produced. Ken Meyer, New Regency’s Arnon Milchan, and Dan Fellman are the executive producers.

New Regency has acquired the international distribution rights and will distribute the film in all territories outside of the U.S. through Fox International.

“We have always been great admirers of Steven’s work, and we’re delighted to finally work together to share his latest daring and intriguing film with the world,” said Yariv Milchan, chairman of New Regency. “‘Unsane’ is hopefully one of many collaborations to come.”

PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Gotham Group has acquired the feature film rights to Liz Moore’s novel “Heft” and attached Max Nichols (“Two Night Stand”) to direct from Moore’s adaptation.

Gotham’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson are producing. “Heft,” published in 2012, centers on the relationship between a former academic who weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his Brooklyn home in a decade and a poor 17-year-old who’s pinning his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career.

Moore’s novels include “The Words of Every Song” and “The Unseen World.” Moore is repped by Seth Fishman of the Gernert Company. Nichols is repped by CAA and Mosaic. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

INVESTMENTS

Investment company Nevets Group has come on board to fund the development and production of the thrillers “Tracks” and “The Feed” for Uri Singer’s Passage Pictures, Variety has learned exclusively.

Niv Kaplan’s “Tracks” follows a grieving father tracking any clues of his kidnapped child while forming an international organization that tracks other missing children. Celeste Chaney’s “The Feed” centers on the dark web and hacking techniques.

Nevets is an investment arm of SGM Advisors LLC, a boutique corporate and strategic investment and advisory firm based in New York City. It has invested in the development and production capital for “Rich,” based on the biography “King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich” by Daniel Ammann. John Krasinski is producing through his Sunday Night Productions banner, alongside Singer and Midnight Road’s Vincent Sieber.

Passage Pictures has credits on “Marjorie Prime,” starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, and Lois Smith, and is developing it into a TV series. Upcoming projects include “I Am Rose Fatou,” written by “Hidden Figures” scribe Ted Melfi, and a movie based on Don DeLillo’s novel “White Noise” with Michael Almereyda attached to direct.

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