Chloe Sevigny And Matthew Broderick Set To Star In Dark Comedy “Look Away”
Lucy Barzun Donnelly and Alexandra Kerry of Locomotive Media announced today that Matthew Broderick and Chloë Sevigny are set to star in the upcoming dark comedy, LOOK AWAY. Starring as the lead of the film, LOOK AWAY introduces U.K.’s up-and-coming actress, Shannon Tarbet, in the role of “Bess Kraft.” Broderick will play Bess’s father “Murray Kraft” and Sevigny as Bess’s mother “Carolyn Kraft.” The film, directed by Andy Delaney and Monty Whitebloom of BigTV! and written by Variety’s Top Ten Writers to Watch Jennifer Schuur, is an exploration of love, relationships, family and the human condition. Alexis Alexanian, Peter Friedlander and Lizzie Nastro will executive produce the film with New Regency also on board as an executive producer and co-financier. Production will begin on June 8th in New York’s Hudson Valley. Locomotive Media, in addition to this project, is working on a development deal with New Regency to create a fund to develop and produce smart, commercial films. This recently formed company has quickly established itself with a robust film slate.
“With such a high caliber of talent in front of the camera, in conjunction with Delaney & Whitebloom’s unique visual storytelling style, we are excited to be bringing LOOK AWAY to a wide audience” said Donnelly and Kerry of Locomotive Media. “Matthew, Chloë, and Shannon are perfect to complete our inventive vision for this project.”
LOOK AWAY revolves around the heroine, Bess Kraft (Tarbet), a strong, off-beat, thoughtful young woman who is unable to physically see her mother due to a fictional affliction called selective blindness. With the help of an eccentric psychiatrist, Dr. Farmer Smithson, and a local, accidental hero and love interest, Russell, Bess grows up, falls in love, and takes hold of her future.
The two-time Tony award-winning stage actor, Matthew Broderick, will next be seen on screen in Dirty Weekend opposite Alice Eve for director Neil LaBute and The Untitled Warren Beatty Project opposite Warren Beatty, Annette Bening and Lily Collins. Broderick is currently starring in the smash Broadway hit It’s Only a Play opposite his frequent co-star Nathan Lane. He previously starred in the award-winning Broadway run of Nice Work If You Can Get It. In 2005, he starred in the feature film version of The Producers, reprising the Tony-nominated performance he gave on Broadway in this smash hit musical. Broderick won his first Tony Award for Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. He won his second Tony for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch, in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In addition, Broderick also earned considerable acclaim starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Independent Spirit Award winning political satire Election, directed by Alexander Payne. Broderick has also starred in such blockbuster movies as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glory, War Games, and Disney’s The Lion King, as the adult voice of Simba.
Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress Chloë Sevigny was most recently seen starring in the new Netflix series Bloodline. Chloë also recently completed production on Whit Stillman’s Love And Friendship which is based on a Jane Austen novella, Lady Susan. This summer, Chloë will begin production on the much anticipated Ryan Murphy series American Horror Story: Hotel with Lady Gaga, Cheyenne Jackson, Kathy Bates, Wes Bentley and Matt Bomer. She is known for her role on the critically acclaimed and highly popular HBO series Big Love.
Tarbet most recently appeared on stage in the one-woman show, Adam Rapp’s Edge Of Our Bodies, at the well-respected Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. Her performance garnered her a nomination for Best Female at the Off West End Awards (The Offies) 2015 as well as a plethora of glowing reviews. In addition to her extensive theatre credits, Shannon recently filmed the Alan Ball Pilot Virtuoso for HBO as well as The River for the BBC opposite Stellan Skarsgard. She made her film debut in Patrice Leconte’s A Promise alongside Richard Madden, Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall. For her work in Spur of the Moment at London’s prestigious Royal Court Theatre, Shannon was nominated for The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards 2010. Her other accolades include winning Best Supporting Actress at the Manchester Theatre Awards for Mogadishu (Royal Exchange and the Lyric Hammersmith) and a nomination for Best Actress for the role of Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird.
ABOUT LOCOMOTIVE MEDIA
Locomotive was formed in 2014 with the notion of creating strong high-quality and high-caliber content. Locomotive is a film, television, and content production and financing company founded by Lucy Barzun Donnelly and Alexandra Kerry. In addition to having a film division based in New York, they have launched a television company in the UK for scripted and non-scripted projects. They also work with the UK drama company, Little Island Productions, to develop a number of television drama programs as well.
Originally best known for the Emmy and Golden Globe winner GREY GARDENS directed by Michael Sucsy starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange and the comedy FRIENDS WITH KIDS starring Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, and Chris O’Dowd, this NYC-based production company has already built a robust, high-quality slate of films and television projects as well as wrapped production on MAGGIE’s PLAN in which they executive produced with writer/director Rebecca Miller. MAGGIE’S PLAN stars Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig with Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph. In addition to their burgeoning development slate, the company has partnered with Lea Carpenter on critically acclaimed ELEVEN DAYS, a novel about family, love and war, told through the point of view of a mother awaiting news of her missing Navy Seal son.