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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #98. Jorge Michel Grau’s Big Sky

Big Sky

Director: Jorge Michel Grau
Writer: Evan M. Wiener
Producers: Matthew Salloway, Christina Papagjika
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick, Frank Grillo

Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s excellent 2010 debut, We Are What We Are already received the English language treatment with Jim Mickle’s 2013 version, so perhaps it’s no surprise to see Grau already helming his own English language debut with this dramatic thriller. While Kyra Sedgwick still pops up in interesting vehicles, we’re hoping this isn’t of similar quality as her union with Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal in The Possession (2012). Frank Grillo is a consistently underrated element and we’ve been damn curious to see what Grau’s been going to show us next.

Gist: A teen traveling with her mother to a treatment center for her agoraphobia has to fight for their lives against a gunman who attacks them.

Release Date: While his debut premiered at Cannes, we’re wondering if this title may see a slot in Tribeca or SXSW.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.


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