Hannah and Her Sydney: Julia Garner is First Hiree on Kitty Green’s “The Royal Hotel”
It’ll be Van Diemen’s Land and The Assistant reunion of sorts for Kitty Green this summer as the filmmaker will reteam with actor (and here co-scribe) Oscar Redding and actress Julia Garner on a fourth feature film/ second back to back feature film project. Titled The Royal Hotel, this Australian backed project will begin production this coming summer and we expect a co-lead actress to be attached any minute now that the news has dropped. See-Saw Films’ Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Liz Watts and Kath Shelper are producing. Simon Gillis will exec produce.
We’ve been fans of Green’s experi-docu beginnings with 2013’s Ukraine Is Not a Brothel, her 2015 short The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul and a whole new take on a communal town psyche in Casting JonBenet (2017). Her Telluride preemed The Assistant was also a Sundance Film Fest selection.
Worth Noting: Green recently directed an episode for the TV series Servant. So did the likes of international talents Julia Ducournau, Isabella Eklöf, Dylan Holmes Williams, Logan George, Celine Held and Carlo Mirabella-Davis.