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Chad Hartigan Baits Jack O’Connell, Raul Castillo and Soko for ‘Little Fish’

Chad Hartigan Baits Jack O’Connell, Raul Castillo and Soko for ‘Little Fish’

Last week we reported that Chad Hartigan selected Blacklist screenplay Little Fish with Olivia Cooke attached, this week, THR reports that Jack O’Connell, Raul Castillo and Soko have joined the project due to begin lensing later this month. The producer’s patch includes Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik, Tim Headington and Lia Buman of Tango, Chris Ferguson of Oddfellows Entertainment, and Mattson Tomlin. Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, and Michael Heimler of Black Bear Pictures will executive produce, along with Fred Berger of Automatik, Tango’s Max Silva. Little Fish also becomes Olivia Cooke’s first producing gig — she will also exec producing.

Gist: Based on the short story by novelist Aja Gabel, written by Mattson Tomlin, this is about a couple Emma (Cooke) and Jude (O’Connell) who fight to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.

Worth Noting: Soko, who has a bit part in Maxime Giroux’s La grande noirceur, is slowly breaking into English language film and shoots across the pond.

Do We Care?: Stellar twosome pairing of Brit thesps should provide headlining bang for the buck in what might be an everyday is like Sunday type of virus vibe.

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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