Mike Leigh is about to enter manufacturing on his as-yet-untitled, super-secretive and now long-awaited subsequent function this 12 months, Latest Hollywood News can reveal
In typical fashion for the beloved veteran filmmaker and seven-time Oscar nominee, there’s little or no else to be revealed. Untitled Mike Leigh 2023, because the venture is now known as, is as a lot below wraps because it was when it was first introduced he was embarking on one other movie in 2020 (when it was entitled Untitled 2020). Plot, forged, and virtually the whole lot else is being stored behind the thick veil of secrecy that the auteur prefers. What is understood is that the movie was due to enter manufacturing in 2020, however was among the many options impacted by the COVID pandemic. Three years on, and the wheels are lastly transferring.
Even regardless of the secrecy (which THR understands isn’t simply restricted to the general public realm, however throughout consumers, too), Bleeker Avenue already acquired the Film4-backed function for the U.S. — its first collaboration with the director — whereas eOne has U.Okay. rights, persevering with its long-standing relationship with Leigh and his Third Man Movies banner. Cornerstone Movies is dealing with worldwide gross sales and shall be bringing the venture (again) to Berlin.
Funding comes from Film4, Ingenious and Spanish firm The Mediapro Studio, which act as co-producers. Georgina Lowe produces for Skinny Man, with Gail Egan as government producer.
Untitled Mike Leigh 2023 is the follow-up to Leigh’s 2018 interval epic Peterloo, his largest and boldest movie in his 50 years of labor as a director, which explored the occasions surrounding the 1819 Peterloo Bloodbath, which noticed cavalry cost right into a crowd of people that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary illustration and which is taken into account one of the vital infamous and defining moments in U.Okay. historical past. Amazon backed the movie, main Leigh to inform THR on the time that each one his movies had been financed, to some extent, by a “reprehensible pressure.”