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Moore seeking ‘Shelter’ in Pittsburgh

If there is a subgenre that I don’t care to see Julianne Moore‘s acting chops its in the supernatural/thriller kind….more specifically, paycheck films such as The Forgotten, Freedomland and last year’s Next. Variety reports that the actress will play the title role in the same genre fair – an American film debut from the duo behind Swedish film Storm.

The 22-25 million dollar project scripted by Michael Cooney (“Identity”) is being produced by Nalafilms. Shelter follows a female forensic psychiatrist who
specializes in debunking multiple personality disorder. When she discovers that
her latest patient’s various personalities are all murder victims, she struggles
to find a logical explanation for the man’s delusion. I believe Nala picked up the project from turnaround – Intermedia had the rights to the project back in 04′.

Mans Marlind (an American Film Institute grad) and Bjorn Stein will begin filming in late March in Pittsburgh. Darlene Caamano Loquet and Emilio Diez Barroso will produce along with Mike Macari and Neal Edelstein of Macari Edelstein films. Moore can next be seen in a fantastic performance in Savage Grace and will be seen later this year in the highly-touted Blindness.


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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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