Knives Out T-Road Rian Johnson Ram Bergman add Katie McNeill Producer – Deadline

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By Calvin S. Nelson

EXCLUSIVE: T-Road filmmakers Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman have set Katie McNeill to turn out to be a producer at their unbiased studio. McNeill joins the movie aspect of the corporate alongside producers Ben LeClair, Leopold Hughes and Nikos Karamigios.

McNeill joins T-Road on the heels of an enormous 12 months for the corporate in each movie and TV, the place they produced the extremely acclaimed movies American Fiction and Honest Play, from first time author/administrators Twine Jefferson and Chloe Domont, respectively. American Fiction this week received 5 Oscar nominations together with Finest Image. MRC/T-Road collaborated on the movie, which was acquired by Orion and launched by Amazon MGM.

Honest Play was acquired by Netflix in a bidding struggle finally 12 months’s Sundance Movie Competition launching the breakout author/director Domont.

T-Road is gearing as much as make the third installment of the Benoit Blanc franchise for Netflix later this 12 months. The but to be titled movie will once more be written and directed by Johnson, who helmed the franchise predecessors Knives Out and Glass Onion. Daniel Craig will return within the lead position of the sleuth.

T-Road is also coming off Johnson’s first TV sequence Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne; the upcoming Netflix sequence 3 Physique Downside, created by Sport of Thrones sequence architects David Benioff & Dan Weiss, together with Alexander Woo, premieres in March.

McNeill has spent her whole 15-year profession at Jamie Patricof’s Searching Lane. She  produced Wildflower, which premiered at TIFF and was launched final 12 months by Momentum Footage. Previous to that she produced Nicole Riegel’s directing debut Holler, an Indie Spirit nominee and her different producing credit embrace the Kim Snyder-directed docu Us Youngsters, Netflix’s After Get together, The Niki Caro-directed The Zookeeper’s Spouse that stars Jessica Chastain, and the Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden-directed Mississippi Grind for A24.

Mentioned Johnson and Bergman: “Our strategy to films is similar as after we made Brick. Discover nice individuals to work with who’re each proficient and good to be round. Katie is that and extra and we’re so excited to welcome her to the staff.”

McNeill mentioned she was “thrilled to be becoming a member of T-Road. I’ve been a fan of Rian and Ram’s work since Brick, and I like what they’ve constructed collectively. They’ve achieved a powerful physique of labor whereas additionally supporting among the most inspiring filmmakers within the enterprise. I’m deeply grateful for the religion they’ve in me and I’m honored to be becoming a member of their staff.”

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