VERTIGO RELEASING TAKES UK RIGHTS TO CHARLOTTE COLBERT’S SHE WILL
Rocket Science has announced ahead of the EFM that Vertigo Releasing has acquired the UK and Irish rights to Charlotte Colbert’s She Will.
The film stars Alice Krige (THOR, GRETEL & HANSEL, SLEEPWALKERS), Kota Eberhardt (DARK PHOENIX), BAFTA® Award winner Rupert Everett (MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, AN IDEAL HUSBAND), Amy Manson (SPENCER), Jonathan Aris (THE DEATH OF STALIN, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD) and Malcolm McDowell (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE). The film was produced by Jessica Malik and Bob Last, written by Kitty Percy and Charlotte Colbert and attracted a top-level production team including editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis (THE FAVOURITE), composer Clint Mansell (BLACK SWAN) and cinematographer Jamie Ramsay (MOTHERING SUNDAY, LIVING). Ed Pressman, Dario Argento, Sam Pressman, Ed Clarke, Sam Cryer, Hannah Leader, Thorsten Schumacher and Sara Woodhatch were executive producers.
The film won the Golden Leopard for Best First Film at Locarno Film Festival and was in the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival, Sitges, Fantastic Fest and Thessaloniki. The film has garnered strong reviews throughout its festival run with Alfonso Cuarón calling it a “metaphysical ecstasy.”
SHE WILL is a gothic fairy tale about Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige) who after a double mastectomy, goes to a healing retreat in rural Scotland with her young nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt). She discovers that the process of such surgery opens up questions about her very existence, leading her to start to question and confront past traumas. The two develop an unlikely bond as mysterious forces give Veronica the power to enact revenge within her dreams.
Rupert Preston, CEO of Vertigo Releasing, said, “We’re thrilled to be unleashing this exceptionally original film on UK Audiences later this year.” Jessica Malik, producer, said, “We’re delighted to be working with IFC Midnight, Shudder, Vertigo, Alba, Filmin, FilmFinity, Lusomundo and Arna Media to bring this film to audiences around the world in 2022.”
Charlotte Colbert is an established artist and an award-winning filmmaker. Her artwork has been shown internationally at prestigious institutions including Somerset House, Saatchi Gallery, Art Basel. Colbert has also written and directed award-winning short films including The Silent Man with Simon Amstell and Sophie Kennedy Clarke and written an array of award-winning screenplays for Olivier Dahan, Eric Cantona, Tony Grisoni, and with Harry Wootliff and Laurence Coriat.
Vertigo will release She Will in cinemas and on digital platforms in the UK and Ireland in 2022.