Magazine article Screen International

La la Land' Producer Fred Berger, Jamie Bell Team for Max Minghella's Directorial Debut

Magazine article Screen International

La la Land' Producer Fred Berger, Jamie Bell Team for Max Minghella's Directorial Debut

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Max Minghella's (The Social Network) directorial debut, Teen Spirit, will be launched to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin by Mister Smith Entertainment.

Currently in pre-production, the film, written and directed by Minghella, is a coming-of-age-story set in the world of pop-music.

Fred Berger (La La Land) will produce alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) under their Automatik banner. Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), who developed the screenplay with Minghella, serves as executive producer.

Interscope Records, which is handling the soundtrack on La La Land, will co-produce with Automatik, and will release the official soundtrack featuring contemporary pop tracks.

Oscar-nominated producer Berger will also bring his musical team from La La Land to the project, including music producer Marius DeVries (Moulin Rouge) and music supervisor Steven Gizicki, previously of Lucasfilm.

Cinematographer Autumn Durald (Palo Alto), known for her work on music videos for Arcade Fire and Haim, will shoot the film.

In Teen Spirit, Violet, a shy teenager living in Eastern Europe dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her small town and shattered family life. …

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