Jason Moring, DDI president, has announced a deal to sell international rights to the feature “A Quiet Passion,” which has added Jennifer Ehle (“Zero Dark
Thirty,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”) to support Cynthia Nixon (“Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” “Sex and the City”), the lead of the movie.
DDI will be selling the picture during the 2015 Cannes Film Market in May. UTA with Indomitable Entertainment holds domestic sales rights.
“A Quiet Passion” is written and directed by award-winning and acclaimed director Terence Davies (“The House of Mirth,” “The Deep Blue Sea”), starring Cynthia
Nixon, Jennifer Ehle. Production kicks off May 4 in Belgium with Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter producing for Hurricane Films and Potemkino co-producing.
Executive producers include Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley from Weathervane Productions, Dominic Ianno (“Soul Surfer”) and Stuart Pollok from Indomitable
Entertainment, alongside Moring.
Nixon is represented by UTA, as is Ehle, who is also represented by Independent Talent Group in the UK.
“A Quiet Passion” is the story of America’s foremost poet Emily Dickinson (Nixon) from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a
reclusive, unrecognized artist; she left the world a huge body of emotional and powerful literary work, sadly discovered only after she was gone.
“Terence has shared great success in many of the biggest festivals throughout his career, including Cannes, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce his
next project at the festival,” says Moring.
Davie states, “Emily Dickinson was one of the world’s greatest poets, she distilled the terror and beauty of the world down to the quintessence of meaning
and expression – I feel privileged to tell her story.”