Magazine article Screen International

Peter Strickland Plots 'In Fabric' with Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Peter Strickland Plots 'In Fabric' with Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Exclusive)

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Andy Starke producing the BFI, BBC-backed project.

Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) will direct ghost story In Fabric starring Oscar-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies, Broadchurch).

The director is reteaming with producing partner Andy Starke (Free Fire) on the project after the pair previously collaborated on The Duke Of Burgundy. Starke developed the film in association with Ian Benson at Blue Bear Film and Television and will produce via his production company Rook Films.

In Fabric, also written by Strickland, is set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences. UK sales outfit Bankside Films will handle worldwide sales and is introducing the film to buyers here in Toronto.

The project is co-financed by the BFI with funding from the National Lottery, BBC Films and Head Gear Films. The film is executive produced by Lizzie Francke for BFI, Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson for Bankside Films, and Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear. …

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