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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #85. Andrew Renzi’s Franny

Franny

Director: Andrew Renzi
Writer: Andrew Renzi
Producers: Treehouse Pictures’ Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen, TideRock Media’s Thomas B Fore and Jason Michael Berman, Big Shoes Media’s Jay Schuminsky
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James

Padding his directing resume with a stellar pair of dramatic shorts in the Sundance preemed The Fort (2012) and Karaoke! (2013), Andrew Renzi’s feature debut Franny (a Sundance Writers’ Lab project) happens to have plenty of added value with Richard Gere in the lead, Simon Killer dp Joe Anderson and Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans on the technical side.

Gist: Gere will play a fun-loving, hedonistic philanthropist who works his way into the lives of a newlywed couple (Dakota Fanning, Theo James) to recapture the life he once had.

Release Date: Filming began around October, so this could technically be ready for Cannes, where Renzi premiered his work as a producer in Alistair Banks Griffin’s Two Gates of Sleep (2010).

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, 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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