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Elgin James (“Bird”, “MC of Maya”) will write and direct the film produced by Oscar winner Donna Gigliotti.
Selena Gomez prepares to conduct a big screen biography of Peruvian climber and social entrepreneur Silvia Vásquez-Lavado.
title In the shadow of the mountain, This film is based on the upcoming memoir of the same name by Vásquez-Lavado, which became the first woman in Peru to reach the summit. Mount Everest and the first openly gay woman to complete the seventh summit, this is the challenge of climbing the highest peaks on all continents.
Scott Budnick (Scott Budnick) focused on the impact of co-financing company One Community, which was a supporter of Michael B. Jordan last year Justice mercy, Produced with Oscar winner Donna Gigliotti and her Tempesta Films banner.
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The inspiring story of Vásquez-Lavado falls directly in the wheelhouse of a community because she was a victim of childhood assault and neglect and found healing and strength in mountaineering. Vásquez-Lavado’s work in the circle of survivors was predicted, especially her efforts to organize trekking to the mountains. Base camp for other abused women on Mount Everest.
Gigliotti said: “Sylvia is the force of nature.” “Scott and I are happy to tell this story about resilience, courage, adventure, and humanity with Elgin and Selena.”
Budnick added: “We are very excited to start work and bring Silvia’s incredible and inspiring story to the screen.”
Gigliotti won the Oscar for Best Picture Shakespeare in love, Produced something like reader, silver linings Playbook with Hidden characters. Her company Tempesta is supported by Starlight Entertainment.
In the shadow of the mountain It is scheduled to be released in the winter of 2022.
Gomez is best known as an award-winning platinum music pop star, but in recent years, she has steadily expanded her acting career by collaborating with masters like Harmony Korine. spring breakers With Jim Jarmusch The dead do not die.She will produce In the shadow of the mountain Through her July Moon Productions. Vásquez-Lavado and Lara Love Hardin of Idea Architects carry executive products with them.
One community’s Sonya Lockett will oversee the film’s impact activities as part of the company’s unique mission. Budnik (the Hangover Franchise) left the film industry in 2013 to engage in criminal justice reform in the charity field. He returned in 2018 and established a community dedicated to “changing people’s thoughts and perceptions on the key issues of fairness and equality.” The company’s supporters include Endeavor Content and Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens, who designed a powerful social influence campaign to expand and coordinate the work of philanthropy and policy experts, and turn audience sympathy into action .Currently developing a community The ghost of King Leopold As Ben Affleck’s command vehicle Lauren de Normandie will shepherd the sheep In the shadow of the mountain A community.
WME, Lighthouse Management + Media and law firm Ziffren Brittenham rejected Gomez. Vásquez-Lavado is handled by WME and Idea Architects. James is represented by WME, Jamie Patricof of Hunting Lane and lawyer Tara Cole.