Magazine article Screen International

Jean-Marc Vallée Lines Up Third Directing Gig for HBO

Magazine article Screen International

Jean-Marc Vallée Lines Up Third Directing Gig for HBO

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Channing Tatum executive producer on Gorilla And The Bird.

Jean-Marc Vallée has signed on to direct Gorilla And The Bird, his third limited series for HBO.

Based on Sack Dermot’s 2017 book Gorilla And The Bird: A Memoir Of Madness And A Mother’s Love, the series will be co-produced by HBO and Big Beach TV, producer of Starz series Vida and Facebook Watch series Sorry For Your Loss.

Bryan Sipe, writer of Vallée’s 2015 feature Demolition, will write the series and serve as showrunner and executive producer. Channing Tatum’s company Free Association is also an executive producer.

The story centres on a US attorney and public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York whose bi-polar illness caused delusions and antisocial behavior, leading to his eventual arrest and commitment to Bellevue Hospital. …

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