It has been announced that award-winning actress Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse, The Newsroom) is attached to play the lead in the drama feature ALEPPO for MiLu Entertainment. The announcement follows her recent casting as the lead in the much-anticipated action title REPLAY at the 2020 Virtual Cannes Market. Munn will also lead the thrilling social drama THE GATEWAY, currently in post-production.
ALEPPO is the story of a Syrian boy refugee and a UN journalist (Munn), brought together by tragedy in their escape from Syria to survive.Currently in pre-production, ALEPPO will be directed by award-winning Brazilian director David Schurmann from an original script by Beto Dantas. Academy Award-winning Art Director/Set Decorator Brigitte Broch and Golden Globe-nominated composer Antonio Pinto are also attached, with Juan Bergaz of Bergaz Productions serving as executive producer.
“Olivia is a strong, dynamic leading actress, whose passion for the project under David’s direction will bring this powerful and important story to life,” said Producer Andre L III, CEO of MiLu Entertainment.
Schurmann directed the Brazilian entry LITTLE SECRET (PEQUENO SEGREDO) to the 89th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign-Language category, Broch won her Academy Award decorating Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE set, Pinto got his Golden Globe nomination composing the Brazilian lyric original song “Despedida”.
Additionally, MiLu Entertainment is producing EFM/Berlin’20 Hot Title THE THICKET which stars Peter Dinklage, Noomi Rapace, Sophia Lillis, Charlie Plummer and is currently holding ALEPPO sales rights.