Magazine article Screen International

Astro, HOOQ, Purin Board 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts'

Magazine article Screen International

Astro, HOOQ, Purin Board 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts'

Article excerpt

Co-producers join Indonesian director Mouly Surya's new feature; Asian Shadows picks up international rights.

Malaysia's Astro Shaw, Singapore-based streaming service HOOQ and Thailand's Purin Pictures have boarded Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya's Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts.

Currently in post-production, the film is also produced by Indonesia's Cinesurya and Kaninga Pictures and France's Shasha & Co-production, founded by Isabelle Glachant.

The film tells the story of a young widow who goes on a journey seeking justice and empowerment after she is attacked and robbed by a gang. Indonesian stars Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama and Egi Fedly head the cast.

Rama Adi and Fauzan Zidni are producing the film for Cinesurya, the Jakarta-based production company founded by Surya and producer Parama Wirasmo.

Glachant's Hong Kong-based sales company Asian Shadows has picked up international rights.

The film marks the second original production for HOOQ following OTJ: The Series, a six-part miniseries based on the feature film On The Job, directed by the Philippines Erik Matti. …

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