“The Fallout,” the new movie from Maddie Ziegler and Jenna Ortega, has been acquired by Warner Bros. Pictures, and will premiere on HBO Max in all available markets on January 27.
The movie follows high schooler Vada (Ortega) as she navigates the emotional fallout she experiences in the wake of a school tragedy. Relationships with her family and friends, as well as her view of the world, are forever altered.
Also starring in the film are Niles Fitch, Shailene Woodley, Will Ropp, Lumi Pollack, John Ortiz and Julie Bowen.
Be sure to watch the trailer here below!
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After postponing its premiere due to the pandemic, the remake of the musical West Side Story, by Steven Spielberg, premieres its first trailer and the film is already becoming one of the great promises for the next awards ceremonies.
The trailer was unveiled during the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the musical’s first film adaptation. The 1961 film, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, told the story that had already made it big on Broadway in the 1950s. A love story between two young men from rival gangs in New York City, which re-adapted and modernized Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
In this way, the story that Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer once starred in, and that won 10 golden statuettes, will return to theaters next December, as announced by the trailer for the new adaptation. A presentation video in which nostalgic musical performances can already be observed between the streets and fire escapes of a New York of the 50s.
The Fallout is a film about the unseen faces of a tragedy, those who can’t turn their pain into effecting positive change in the world because they are too afraid to leave their bedrooms. Three teenagers form a unique and dynamic bond as they navigate the never linear, often confusing journey to heal in a world that feels forever changed.
In the film Ortega, Maddie Ziegler and Niles Fitch forge a close friendship that helps them cope with tragedy. From romantic moments to wine-downs in a hot tub, the teenagers find comfort and strength to face the world in each other.
The Fallout, which is in the 28th edition of the SXSW Film Festival Narrative Competition, also features Shailene Woodley, Julie Bowen, Will Ropp, Lumi Pollack and John Ortiz. Billie Eilish collaborator Finneas composed the music.
Producers are David Brown, Rebecca Miller, Cara Shine, Shaun Sanghani, Joannie Burstein, Todd Lundbohm and Giulia Prenna.
ICM Partners is handling sales.
Universal Pictures Content Group is close to acquiring all international distribution rights to U.S. high school drama The Fallout, starring Jenna Ortega (You), Maddie Ziegler (West Side Story), Niles Fitch (This is Us), Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), John Ortiz (Kong: Skull Island) and Will Ropp (The Way Back).
Actress Megan Park (What If) has written and is directing the feature – which is currently in post-production – about high schooler Vada (Ortega) who navigates the emotional fallout she experiences in the wake of a school tragedy.
David Brown is producing for U.S. outfit Clear Horizon alongside Shaun Sanghani of SSS Entertainment and Rebecca Miller and Cara Shine of Good Pals. Todd Lundbohm, Joannie Burstein and Giulia Prenna also produce. Pic was financed by Clear Media Finance, SSS Film Capital and 828 Media Capital.
LA-based sales and production firm Clear Horizon handles world sales and is inking the deal with Universal.
Combining elements of movie musicals, dance, and scripted narrative, Music follows Hudson as Zu, a newly sober drug dealer who unexpectedly becomes the new guardian of her half-sister, the titular role played by frequent Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler.
Zu struggles at first to care for Music, a disabled teen, but an inward journey of discovery — with assistance from a friendly neighbor, Ebo (Leslie Odom, Jr.), who possesses helpful advice from experience — soon puts her on an eye-opening path.
Co-written by Sia and Dallas Clayton, Music also features extensive musical sequences set to Sia’s music, which tells an integral part of the story through fantastical productions allowing audiences to see the world through the eyes of Ziegler’s character.
Sia will also release a new album alongside the film, featuring 10 original songs performed by the cast. Music will be released in a limited number of IMAX locations in February 2021. Watch the first trailer above.
As you all know, in 2017 Maddie filmed with Kate Hudson the first film directed and written by the singer Sia. The first promotional image of this project was recently published. Enjoy!