Magazine article Screen International

'Franny' Director Andrew Renzi Plots Next Films

Magazine article Screen International

'Franny' Director Andrew Renzi Plots Next Films

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US director Andrew Renzi, whose feature debut Franny is showing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) (July 3-11), is lining up his next projects, including a 'reimagining' of Billy Wilder's 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard.

Richard Gere, Theo James and Dakota Fanning star in Renzi's debut Franny, in which a philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up the drama after its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The 30-year-old director, whose 2014 documentary Fishtail about Montana cowboys also premiered at Tribeca and was then picked up by Netflix, will next return to Montana to film another documentary, this time about miners.

Speaking to ScreenDaily following a KV industry panel, director Renzi confirmed that he aims to shoot the documentary later this year or early next year with regular producing partner Andrew Corkin (Franny), producer of Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are and co-producer on Martha Marcy May Marlene. …

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