EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Troy is gearing as much as direct the characteristic Midnight within the Orange Grove—an adoption drama primarily based on true-life occasions, which he wrote with Guinevere Turner (American Psycho).

The movie will inform the story of a younger lady who’s jarred into remembering a tragedy lengthy buried in her unconscious. Via remedy, a blossoming romance and the looks of a mysterious lady, previous and current collide as she’s compelled to confront the murder-suicide that modified her life as a toddler.

The manufacturing firms concerned with Midnight within the Orange Grove are Troy Leisure and WWPS.television. Troy and Ambi Group’s Luca Matrundola (Ready for the Barbarians) will produce alongside Archie Hernandez, Candi Guterres, and former Alloy Leisure Inventive Govt Jennifer Wu (Gossip Lady), who was concerned within the script’s growth. Turner will exec produce with Warren Anzalone, Cary Wayne Moore and longtime Nameless Content material exec Paul Inexperienced, who can be producing Troy’s upcoming movie, I Am a Man – The True Story of Chief Standing Bear in reference to WWPS. Alisha Stickney is serving as co-producer.

The filmmakers behind Midnight will search to be inclusive of the adoption and foster care group within the telling of this story. Stickney has launched quite a lot of campaigns geared toward supporting adoption and home violence applications, having been raised by adoptive dad and mom herself. The filmmakers intend to donate a share of proceeds towards these applications, using the movie as a platform to attract ongoing consideration towards them.

Troy is a writer-producer whose Nicolls Seminfalist script I Am a Man – The True Story of Chief Standing Bear is at the moment in growth as a characteristic, which he’ll direct and exec produce alongside Inexperienced. Turner is finest recognized for co-writing Mary Harron’s traditional movie American Psycho, primarily based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel of the identical title—additionally beforehand penning Harron’s 2018 movie Charlie Says and a number of other episodes of Showtime’s The L Phrase, amongst different initiatives. The pair first linked on the Sundance 2010 premiere of the movie The Runaways, produced by Troy’s former enterprise companion. Whereas they’d mentioned different initiatives up to now, Midnight shall be their first movie collectively.

“Even earlier than I knew her, I’ve all the time cherished Guinevere’s distinctive uncooked edgy story telling capability. She’s been a relentless champion for ladies all through her profession. This various solid is pushed by three feminine lead characters and thus I’m grateful to have the ability to embody Guinevere’s distinctive voice,” mentioned Troy. “Discussing the story over dinner, I found that she too has a connection to lots of the matters in Midnight which might be just like her personal experiences, a typical thread that has touched quite a lot of individuals who’ve learn the script. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Guinevere. I’m blessed to have her assist together with a lot of my closest filmmaker associates who’re all an enormous a part of this manufacturing.”

“As an adoptee, the Midnight script deeply and straight resonates with me as a result of the story efficiently encapsulates the truest essence of adoption–that offering a toddler with a loving and nurturing household has lasting, life-changing results,” added Stickney. ” It took shedding my very own adopted mom to Alzheimer’s to totally respect this, and on daily basis I want I may thank her for her unimaginable influence on my life. We adoptees every have our personal distinctive story to inform, and I’m thrilled that my producing companions are enthusiastic about empowering the adoption group to inform this one collectively. Movies like Midnight that showcase these essential matters are precisely why I got here to Hollywood.”

Troy is represented by Trinity Artists Worldwide; Turner by Gotham Group, Jaret Leisure and Digital Matter.



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