Sold for a whopping 10 million to Fox Searchlight at Sundance back in ’17, Patti Cake$ became a major calling card for Geremy Jasper — and that forward momentum brought it to the Cannes Film Festival’s closing the Director’s Fortnight section that same year. Jasper doesn’t only write screenplays but lyrics too – and this will be the case once again with O’Dessa (and with co-writer Jason Binnick) – his sophomore project which would have gone into production this past May. Searchlight re-teamed with the filmmaker and there is probably no rush to premiere the film at Sundance but it’s a definite possibility with a line-up of Regina Hall, Sadie Sink, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Murray Bartlett. Production took place in Croatia.
Gist: Set in a post-apocalyptic future, O’Dessa follows Sink’s same-name farm girl on an epic quest to recover a cherished family heirloom. Her journey leads her to a strange and dangerous city where she meets her one true love (Harrison) – but in order to save his soul, she must put the power of destiny and song to the ultimate test.
Production Co./Producers: Noah Stahl, RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, Department of Motion Pictures’ Michael Gottwald.
Prediction: Premieres section.
U.S. Distributor/: Searchlight.