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Fresnadillo makes a date for ‘Wednesday’

Perhaps known best for capturing ‘people in motion’, after a pair of chase-sequence films Intacto and more recently 28 Weeks Later, DreamWorks and producer Nina Jacobson have tapped helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct the high-octane project going by the title of Wednesday.

Variety reports that the project will begin lensing
early next year and later be distributed by Paramount.  Written by Massy Tadjedin (The Jacket and the in the works Voyeur for Sony), this revolves around a desperate man who carjacks a young woman, setting off a high-speed car chase across Los Angeles.

Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Brad Simpson will also produce with Jacobson.

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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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