Close Enough, the latest film from Paul Andrew Williams (who appeared in MS32), has been picked up for international distribution by uConnect, the sales arm of uMedia. Screen Daily reported that the deal was struck by uConnect’s Peter Rogers and Camera Entertainment’s Sim van Veen.
The film, set in 1930s Paris and the Spanish Civil War, tells the story of renowned photojournalists Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, who reinvent themselves after fleeing the Nazis and fall in love. It is set to star Tom Hiddlestone and Hayley Atwell.
Following the critical success of his gritty debut drama London to Brighton Williams made two horror/thriller films that seemed to alienate his audience, then bounced back to public and critical acclaim with the drama Song for Marion, which recently won a pair of awards at Beijing Film Festival. A European-set period drama is a another change in direction for the writer-director.
Close Enough is produced by Williams’ Steel Mill Pictures, Camera Entertainment B.V. and Kanzaman S.A. Laurens Geels and van Veen will produce the film with Ken Marshall, Denise O’Dell and Mark Albela as executive producers.