Written by Shona Smith on Jul 7, 2021. Posted in Production News

Jake Gyllenhaal survival love story Suddenly to shoot on location in Iceland

Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw, Ambulance) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission Impossible - Fallout) star in the survival love story written and directed by Thomas Bidegain (Rust and Bone).

Writer and director Bidegain comments, “With Suddenly, I wanted to analyse the deep dynamics of a relationship stripped of all the artifices of the modern world, when facing life and death situations in a wondrous but hostile environment.  Jake and Vanessa are a dream pairing who elevate the film to an entirely new dimension and are dream partners for making the film, along with our friends at StudioCanal.”

Suddenly will shoot in Iceland, which was seen as a safe production destination early on during the pandemic. Productions that shoot in Iceland receive a 25% rebate. In late 2020 a 25% tax credit for Music Recording in Iceland was introduced. Its dramatic landscapes have hosted  productions including Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, and Lost in Space as well as numerous commercial productions.

Suddenly is produced by Alain Attal, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker for their Nine Stories fully financed by StudioCanal.

The production was announced as part of StudioCanal’s upcoming slate presented at Cannes as part of a 30th anniversary year presentation. CEO Anna Marsh comments, “It’s such a great feeling to be back on the ground in Cannes for this inaugural StudioCanal event, at a moment where our industry is at a true turning point.  Opportunities are abundant, and as a result, we are entering a phase of acceleration at StudioCanal. As owners of a deep 6000 title library, we have access to an infinite well of European IP and have the capacity to invest in ambitious projects with world-class talent and partners from all horizons. We are a global facing operation with a presence in four continents and a top-class team of passionate professionals.  It is our mission to solidify our position as Europe’s number one storyteller in both film and television and to create content that resonates beyond our domestic borders for a worldwide audience.”

Other feature projects announced include follow up to audience favourite Paddington 3, action-comedy Role Play starring Kaley Cuoco (Flight Attendant, Big Bang Theory) and War Magician starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game). TV series in development include Corto Maltese based on Hugo Pratt’s graphic novels,the third season of War of the Worlds and The Blue Hour.

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