The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that an Australian financier, Screen Australia, will be funding the James Dean biopic, Life.
SYDNEY – Robert Pattinson-starrer Life was one of four features, four adult TV dramas and one children’s TV series to receive a total of AUS$11 million ($9.9 million) in funding from Screen Australia, the agency announced Friday.
The investments by the agency, the first under newly installed CEO Graeme Mason, will trigger around $63.3 million worth of production.
Life, the latest feature from director Anton Corbijn and See Saw Films, tells the story of a freelance photographer, Dennis Stock, on assignment for Life Magazine, and his unlikely friendship with the actor James Dean. Co-starring Dane DeHaan, Life is a German/Canadian/Australian co-production from Australian writer Luke Davies. Producers are Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Christina Piovesan, Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller. Transmission Films is the Australian-New Zealand distributor while Film Nation is handling international sales.