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August 12, 2013 12:21 PM
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Wim Wenders Starts Production On 3D Follow-Up To 'Pina' With James Franco and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Wim Wenders' "Pina." Donata Wenders

Wim Wenders is a day away from starting principal photography on his follow-up to his much lauded 3D documentary "Pina." Also shooting in 3D, "Every Thing Will Be Fine" stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marie-Josee Croze.  Based on an original screenplay by Norwegian scribe Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, it tells the story of a writer (Franco) who loses control of his life after a car accident.

Produced by Neue Road Movies in coproduction with Montauk Productions (Canada), Göta Film (Sweden), MER Film (Norway) and ZDF/ARTE, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Eurimages, Filmförderungsanstalt, Deutscher Filmförderfonds and the German Federal Government Representative for Cultural and Media Affairs, the film begins shooting in Montreal on August 13th.

More information in the press release below:

Berlin, Montréal, 12 August 2013.  Canadian distributor Mongrel Media is pleased to announce that principal photography for Wim Wenders’ new film EVERY THING WILL BE FINE will start on August 13, 2013, in Montréal.  The Oscar©-nominated director is making his film in 3D once again, following the worldwide success of his groundbreaking film PINA.  Gian-Piero Ringel (Oscar© nomination for PINA) will again be the producer in his and Wenders' company, Neue Road Movies.  The film stars James Franco (OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL; SPRING BREAKERS), Charlotte Gainsbourg (I’M NOT THERE; MELANCHOLIA) and Marie-Josée Croze (THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS; THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY).  Benoît Debie (IRREVERSIBLE; ENTER THE VOID), who is particularly well known for his cooperation with Gaspar Noé, will be behind the camera.
 
EVERY THING WILL BE FINE, based on an original script by the Norwegian Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, tells the story of Tomas (James Franco), a writer who loses control of his life after a car accident.  Even though he is not directly at fault, his relationship with his girlfriend breaks down because of this event and his life and work suddenly set off in a completely new direction.  The film follows Tomas over a period of 12 years and tells an intimate story of guilt and the search for forgiveness.
 
Wim Wenders, who pioneered a new form of three-dimensional storytelling with his work on PINA, has continued to push for new possibilities of expression in 3D since then.  Wenders says: “EVERY THING WILL BE FINE is an intimate drama that tells the story of a man who sees the world through different eyes after suffering a traumatic shock.  He has to learn to accept what he can no longer change.  We are entering new narrative territory with this project.  I am convinced that the medium of 3D will be able to open up an
entirely new dimension of emotional closeness to our story and its protagonists.”
 
EVERY THING WILL BE FINE is a production from Neue Road Movies in coproduction with Montauk Productions (Canada), Göta Film (Sweden), MER Film (Norway) and ZDF/ARTE, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Eurimages, Filmförderungsanstalt, Deutscher Filmförderfonds and the German Federal Government Representative for Cultural and Media Affairs.  HanWay Films in London is the world distributor.  Filming starts on 13  August on location in Montréal and will continue after a break in winter 2014. EVERY THING WILL BE FINE will be released in 2014 in Germany by Warner Bros. Pictures
Germany and in Canada by Mongrel Media.


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2 Comments

  • Chris L. | August 12, 2013 6:01 PMReply

    This is especially intriguing as "Paris, Texas" is one of my favorite films. Anxious to see how he will meld this technology with what sounds like a somber story of grief. Even Franco fatigue shouldn't be a deterrent in this instance.

  • Duddi | August 12, 2013 5:58 PMReply

    I'm IN. Anything that Wenders does i'm completely IN. I consider him to be a great and an underrated director.