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Maxine Peak will play Russian journalist Anne Politkovskaya in a new film, Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Two-time BAFTA nominee Maxine Peak (The village) is planned to star in the famous Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya Cannes market package Mother Russia.

The film will tell the story of world-famous journalist and human rights activist Politkovskaya, who went from a local journalist to brave people on the Chechen fields of murder and exposing corruption in the Russian state under Vladimir Putin. She refused to give up reporting on the war in Chechnya, despite numerous acts of intimidation and violence, including poisoning. She was eventually killed in the elevator of her apartment building, and it remains unclear who paid for the contract killing.

Oscar nominee Ciaran Hinds (Belfast) will play Nobel Prize winner Dmitry Muratov and BAFTA nominee Jason Isaacs (Death of Stalin) will play Politkovskaya’s husband Sasha.

Luminosity Entertainment is launching the project’s worldwide sales Cannes market.

Photo by Good Films Collective (Infiltrator) Miriam Seagal and Paul Brennan in collaboration with K. Jam Media and its chief Kia Jam (Slevin’s lucky number), and Richard Alan Reed of BuzzFeed Studios.

Wide church and Vigil Directed by James Strong will be directed by Eric Popen. Production is scheduled for the end of summer 2022 in the UK and Latvia.

Seagal told us, “Three years ago, when we started developing this script about this extraordinary woman, we never imagined how insightful he would become. Gathering this incredible cast and crew, filming in London and Latvia (with Forma Pro Films and its directors Julia Zaitseva and Dyn Altit), working with partners like Daniel Diamond and Luminosity is a phenomenal opportunity. ”

“The story of Anna Politkovskaya is a story of incredible determination and courage in the face of unimaginable circumstances. I am very happy to work with Miriam and Paul on this unusual film, ”said Daniel Diamond of Luminosity.

As we first showed, Luminosity is a company founded by Eli Samaha, Daniel Diamond, Gino Taylor and Missy Valdez. The firm’s latest film Back to The Strip A release starring Wesley Snipes and Tiffany Hadish is scheduled for later this year.

Maxine Peak is represented by Maison 2. Ciaran Hinds is represented by Dalzell and Beresford and CAA. Jason Isaac is represented by Independent Talent Group, Gersh and Silver Lining Entertainment. James Strong is represented by United Agents, CAA and Grandview. Eric Popen represents BayShore Films & Management.


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