Magazine article Screen International

Arterton, Considine, Close Join 'She Who Brings Gifts'

Magazine article Screen International

Arterton, Considine, Close Join 'She Who Brings Gifts'

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Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy's adaptation of M.R. Carey's best-selling novel.

Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine have joined the cast of She Who Brings Gifts.

Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy's adaptation of M.R. Carey's best-selling novel The Girl With All The Gifts, which Carey has adapted for the screen.

She Who Brings Gifts was on last year's Brit List, a compendium of scripts set up as a complement to the US Black List.

The film marks the first major feature for Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Doctor Who director McCarthy, and is due to shoot in the UK in May.

Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont will produce the film, which has been developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund.

Gatin commented: "It's hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey's truly original script and Colm McCarthy's dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a terrific cast."

She Who Brings Gifts is set in a dystopian future in which most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection and centres on Melanie, a girl who is kept in a cell and is full of questions about the world. …

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