Maven Pictures And Archer Gray Prods Team Up On TEN THOUSANDS SAINTS Adaptation

I’ve received this official press release stating that Maven Pictures and Archer Gray Productions teaming up to produce the film adaptation of author Eleanor Henderson’s novel, TEN THOUSAND SAINTS

Adapted Ten Thousands Saints Novel to be Directed by Oscar Nominated Duo

New York, NY (January 10, 2014) – Maven Pictures and Archer Gray Productions have today announced they will produce the film adaptation of Eleanor Henderson’s critically acclaimed novel Ten Thousands Saints.

Set in the sometimes glamorous – and often gritty – East Village Punk scene of 1987, Ten Thousands Saints is a coming of age story following a young man, Jude. Sent to live with his estranged father in Manhattan, the tale follows Jude on an unforgettable journey where he discovers love, music and forges a new connection with dad Les.

Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Gattaca, Before Midnight) has signed on to play Les and Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Enders Game), who recently wrapped X plus Y, has been cast in the role of Jude. Butterfield is represented by CAA and Independent in London. The film will also star Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfield (True Grit).

Ten Thousands Saints will be directed by Oscar nominated duo Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman (American Splendor) with producers Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas for Archer Gray Productions, Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray ( Filth) for Maven Pictures, and Luca Borghese.

About Maven Pictures
Maven Pictures is a New York-based film development, production and financing company co-founded by Oscar-nominated producer and veteran film executive CelineRattray and BAFTA-nominated producer, filmmaker, actress and activist Trudie Styler.

Maven finances development and provides equity for films across a wide range of budgets and for distribution across all platforms. Maven Pictures produced GIRL MOST LIKELY, starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Darren Criss and Matt Dillon. The film premiered In Toronto and was released by Lionsgate Films.

Maven also produced FILTH, starring James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, and Jamie Bell, recently released in the UK, and becoming the country’s second highest grossing R-rated film of the year.

Maven’s latest release, BLACK NATIVITY is a modernized take on Langston Hughes’ classic musical and stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson and Mary J Blige. Fox Searchlight released wide at Thanksgiving.

About Archer Gray Productions
Archer Gray is an independently inspired, commercially focused production, finance and investment company driven by passion for innovation, integrity and results. The company produces and finances film, theater and television of maximum artistic and commercial quality, and builds on the latest technological and financial innovations to do so.

Archer Gray was founded by NY-based venture capitalist and producer Amy Nauiokas, who credits include The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete and Little Accidents.

Archer Gray endeavors to celebrate original voices of distinction – literary, theatrical, or otherwise – by supporting these stories with the financial resources, production expertise and the distribution models that will lead to exposure and success.

Anne Carey serves as President of Production at Archer Gray, which she joined in May. Carey’s credits include The American directed by Anton Corbijn, starring George Clooney. Adventureland, written and directed by Greg Mottola, starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Wiig; The Oscar nominated The Savages, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney.

Archer Gray’s most recent production includes the 2014 Sundance Premiere of Sara Colangelo’s Little Accidents starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas and Chloe Sevigny, which will have its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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