STUDIOCANAL announced yesterday their acquisition of RUFUS NORRIS’ feature debut BROKEN starring TIM ROTH and CILLIAN MURPHY, introducing ELOISE LAURENCE. Deal was completed between Danny Perkins of STUDIOCANAL and Carole Baraton of WILD BUNCH following the recent Cannes Critics’ Week Premiere. BROKEN most recently picked up The Audience Award at The Odessa Film Festival.
Danny Perkins comments “We are delighted to be working with Rufus Norris on his first feature film ‘BROKEN,’ a fresh and moving drama that is sure to please U.K. audiences. At STUDIOCANAL we strive to support and nurture the best in new British talent and Rufus is no exception”
BBC Films and BFI present in association with LIPSYNC Productions and Bill Kenwright Films a CUBA PICTURES Production, BROKEN. A powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealized, unrequited, unwanted, and – ultimately – unconditional. A film by Rufus Norris written by Mark O’Rowe (INTERMISSION, BOY A) adapted from the novel by Daniel Clay Produced by Dixie Linder, Tally Garner, Nick Marston & Bill Kenright. Joe Oppenheimer and Norman Merry Executive Produce.
Rufus Norris is a multi-award winning theatre director who came to prominence in 2001 with his production of Afore Night Came at the Young Vic, for which he won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Upcoming productions include Dr Dee with Damon Albarn at the ENO as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
In 2009, Rufus made his screen debut with the short film KING BASTARD, written by Tanya Ronder and produced by BBC Films.