Magazine article Screen International

Bettany to Direct Shelter

Magazine article Screen International

Bettany to Direct Shelter

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Voltage Pictures will introduce international buyers at Toronto to Paul Bettany's feature directorial debut produced and financed by Daniel Wagner of BiFrost Pictures. Bettany's wife Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie will star.

The UK actor also wrote the screenplay to the New York-set story and produces with Robert Ogden Barnum and Katie Mustard. Cassian Elwes, Aimee Sheih, Melanie Greene, Dana Brown and Clay Floren are the executive producers.

Principal photography on Shelter is scheduled to commence later this year in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. UTA and Elwes co-represent domestic rights.

"It's my intention to surround myself with hugely talented people and then claim all the credit," said Bettany. "I have great actors, great producers and a great city to shoot in - plus I'm hoping to keep alive the time-honoured tradition sacred to directors and seduce my leading actress."

"We are excited and honoured for the opportunity to work with Paul on his directorial debut and on such a high-calibre project," said Wagner. …

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