Magazine article Screen International

Topic to Finance Rodrigo Prieto Debut from 'La la Land' Producer

Magazine article Screen International

Topic to Finance Rodrigo Prieto Debut from 'La la Land' Producer

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Topic, the content studio owned by First Look Media, announced on Thursday that it will finance Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto's feature directorial debut.

Bastard is based on a script by Bill Gullo and principal photography is set to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

The revenge thriller is set against a looming flood that will ravage the small town of Bird's Point, Missouri. WME Global brokered the deal and will represent the film for North America.

Prieto (pictured) is a prolific cinematographer, having shot such films as Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams and Babel, Ben Affleck's Argo, Oliver Stone's Alexander and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

The cinematographer-turned-director has an extensive working relationship with Martin Scorsese after working with the director on The Wolf Of Wall Street, the HBO series Vinyl and Silence, which garnered Prieto an Oscar nomination for best cinematography this year. …

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