Voltage Heats Up ‘After’ Sequel; Josephine Langford & Hero Fiennes Tiffin Returning – Cannes

No word yet if director Jenny Gage is returning. Producers of the upcoming film are Todd, Jennifer Gibgot, Wattpad’s Aron Levitz and Eric Lehrman, CalMaple’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon. Todd wrote the script with Mario Celaya. Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter will executive produce alongside Andrew Panay.
“We partnered with incredibly strategic international distributors on the first installment of After, who were able to unlock the film’s immense value and we can’t wait to get back to work on the second.” “We’ve already seen what this magic mix of a compelling narrative, extremely hardworking talent and insatiable fans can do at the box-office on After,” says Deckter.
The fans made the first film a worldwide success and we are ready to bring them more of Hardin and Tessa in the sequel. Todd adds, “I am beyond excited to begin the sequel to After! This next film will truly capture the heart and feel of the books.”” />
The $14M After opened No. Other high performing territories include Russia and Scandinavia. Those were also notably significant markets for the Fifty Shades movies. 1 in 17 markets and caused swooning in such hubs as Germany, France and Italy which lead the teen title.
The first adaptation of Anna Todd’s bestselling YA novels, which started out on the fan-fiction website Wattpad, has been sizzling at the international box office, having grossed over $52M and with Australia still to release. Voltage Pictures has added an After sequel to its sales slate here in Cannes. Stars Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin are set to reprise their roles as Tessa and Hardin in the second steamy romance pic.

Holly Brix Tapped To Rewrite ‘Gasp’ Script For Paramount

The film is being produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman via their Offspring Entertainment shingle.
Brix, who most recently served as a co-producer on the first season of the Freeform series, Siren, is repped by Verve and Morris Yorn.
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has brought on Holly Brix to rewrite the screenplay for investigative thriller Gasp, which is inspired by tragic true stories of women who were killed by men they met on dating apps. Barbara Curry was originally attached to pen the pic, which is based on a pitch by Mario Celaya.
She falls for one of the suspects who has been cleared, only to discover that he may be the killer. The story follows a female detective who goes undercover online to catch a serial killer who is murdering women he meets on a popular dating app.
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