Magazine article Screen International

Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis Join 'Burning Season', HanWay Acquires Sales Rights

Magazine article Screen International

Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis Join 'Burning Season', HanWay Acquires Sales Rights

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Watts will also executive produce the project which will be introduced at Cannes.

Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis

UK-based sales company HanWay Films has acquired rights to Claire McCarthy’s feature Burning Season, with Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Sophia Lillis (It) cast in lead roles in the Madagascar-set film.

Adapted for screen by Jenny Halper, the film is based on Laura Van Den Berg’s short story What The World Will Look Like When All The Water Leaves Us, and tells the story of primatologist June Engle (Watts) and her teenage daughter Celia (Lillis) as they journey into a drought-stricken region of Madagascar in search of endangered species. …

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