New pictures of the republic‘Founders Brian Oliver and President Bradley Fischer have signed Riff Raff Entertainment Ltd, the company founded by an Oscar-nominated actor Jude Law and Ben Jackson for a first look at feature film and television production deals.
“We are very excited to be working with New Republic Pictures. They are committed to producing the maximum amount of content and their project list reflects this. We look forward to working with Brian, Brad and their entire team to advance our current development projects and identify new and inspiring material that can be put into production together, ”said Law.
“The New Republic team is excited to be working with Jude, Ben and the Riff Raff team, whose vision, talent and relationships make them incredible producers and enviable partners. We’ve been on the right track from our first meeting and can’t wait to help them bring a rapidly growing list of amazing film and television projects to life, ”said Fischer and Oliver.
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Riff Raff recently completed production of True Things, a film adaptation of Deborah Kay Davies’ book True Things About Me, originally selected as an option by Law and Jackson. Also produced by Ruth Wilson, The Bureau, BFI & BBC Films, and directed by BAFTA Award-winning Harry Wootliff, film stars Wilson and Tom Burke. Picturehouse Entertainment acquired the film and will release it in the UK and Ireland in 2021. Riff Raff previously co-produced Sony Pictures Classics on Sleuth, the Kenneth Branagh-directed thriller that premiered at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals in 2007, and Law and Michael Caine. In 2004 Law and Jackson provided the funding and in 2004 produced the science fiction adventure film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, in which Law stars alongside Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film was eventually bought and distributed by Paramount Pictures. In addition, Riff Raff has numerous series and films in various stages of development.
Riff Raff is the fourth company to sign an initial look deal with New Republic last year, after Francis Lawrence’s About: Blank, Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories.
The law is reiterated by CAA, Julian Belfrage Associates, Jackoway Austen Tyerman, ID and Premier.