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A24 Films Snuggle up to Garfield: Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake” Receives Early Support

Kudos to the A24 folks for projecting themselves into the future. The old practise of dropping coin on films before they begin lensing and for fostering relationships with reliable auteur talents (Shults, Ponsoldt) on the long term is a rare sight (see the Lanthimos pick-up) among current indie distributors. Deadline reports that David Robert Mitchell‘s soon to be shot Under the Silver Lake (set to star Andrew Garfield) was picked up by the distributor. Filming will begin this summer. Look for further casting announcements to be made soon.

Gist: Written by Mitchell, we don’t have much to go on expect that this will continue in a long standing tradition of having Los Angeles be the backdrop to criminality.

Worth Noting: Actor Andrew Garfield was born in Los Angeles.

Do We Care?: Backing by A24 is an indication that at least on paper we got something worth putting on the top of our most anticipated indie list for 2017.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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