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Family Plot: John Patton Ford Moves into Sophomore Feature “Huntington”

Family Plot: John Patton Ford Moves into Sophomore Feature “Huntington”

I recall researching filmmaker John Patton Ford for our Sundance predictions just prior to him launching Emily the Criminal (Best First Screenplay – Independent Spirit Awards) to put it simply he is a feel-good story of someone who tasted the promise of a break-out career to wait his turn only two decades later. So it’s nice to see the original L.A. underbelly thriller led by Aubrey Plaza has paid off big time. Deadline reports that he is now tapped to make his sophomore feature – teaming with StudioCanal and Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin for what is coined as a “satirical thriller.” Titled Huntington, we’re looking at some future casting news and further packaging before this enters into production later this year.

Huntington tells the story of a super-rich upstate New York family and its young outcast, who hatches a murderous plot to work his way back into the family, in order to regain his birth right and inherit their fortune.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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