VERTIGO RELEASING ACQUIRES THE UK & IRISH RIGHTS TO NOCEBO – A FILM BY LORCAN FINNEGAN (Vivarium), STARRING EVA GREEN, MARK STRONG & CHAI FONACIER
Vertigo Releasing is thrilled to announce the acquisition of NOCEBO for the UK and Ireland. NOCEBO is directed by IFTA winning filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan (Vivarium), written by Finnegan’s frequent collaborator Garret Shanley and is produced by Brunella Cocchiglia for Lovely Productions and Emily Leo for Wild Swim Films in co-production with Bianca Balbuena and Bradley Liew of Epicmedia. The film has an outstanding cast led by Eva Green (Casino Royale, Sin City, Proxima) and Mark Strong (1917, Shazam, Kingsman). Vertigo Releasing will partner with Wildcard Distribution on the Irish release.
A fashion designer (Eva Green) is suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband (Mark Strong). Help arrives in the form of Diana, a Filipino carer (Chai Fonacier) who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth. The film is a co-production between Ireland and the Philippines and was supported by Screen Ireland and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
Vertigo Releasing acquired the rights from XYZ Films who are handling international sales, and are also executive producers and financiers for the film. Vertigo’s Edward Caffrey and Tatyana Joffe of XYZ Films negotiated the deal. Lorcan Finnegan is represented by Independent Talent Group and XYZ Films.
Ed Caffrey, Head of Acquisitions of Vertigo Releasing said, “We are thrilled to be bringing Nocebo to UK audiences. Lorcan Finnegan has established himself as a truly exciting filmmaker, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to work together again following Vertigo’s release of Vivarium. The central performances from Eva Green and Mark Strong combine to create a truly memorable cinema experience.”
NOCEBO will be released on the 9th December by Vertigo Releasing.