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Wicked Leaks: Charlie Plummer Joins Rhianne Barreto in Pippa Bianco’s Feature Debut

Venice Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni best young actor award (Lean on Pete) winner Charlie Plummer (check out the Q&A at TIFF) will star alongside Rhianne Barreto in Pippa Bianco‘s untitled feature film debut which begins lensing this month in Toronto. Coincidentally another A24 project for the young actor, THR reports that Plummer will play a fellow high school student whose life is impacted by the leaked video. Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie and Lovie Simone also are attached. Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Tyler Byrne (Blue Ruin) Loveless’ Matt Parker and Carly Hugo (Five Nights in Maine) are producing.

Gist: Based on the short film titled Share, this centers on a teenage girl whose life is torn apart after the release of a disturbing video at her small-town high school.

Worth Noting: Bianco was one of the writers on Ben Younger’s Bleed for This.

Do We Care?: Bianco’s SXSW and Cannes winning Share obliterated the senses in the economical runtime of 11 minutes. We’re curious in seeing if Bianco retains the dread and murky reality, and comparatively, how the short will be elongated into feature form, specifically the world that Barreto (originally Taissa Farmiga’s role) inhibits. We could be up for something that is just as jarring as Antonio Campos’ Afterschool and speaking Cannes’ Cinéfondation, a 2018 showing on the Croisette is a distinct possibility.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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