The fun independent studio, A24 loves to acquire interesting stories for distribution. The small studio has risen considerably over the past three years after winning Best Picture for “Moonlight” in 2016. It’s a rare success story for an indie studio as they rarely can sustain quality like A24 has. Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, the studio is already making moves to set up its 2019 lineup. According to Variety, A24 has acquired the Julianne Moore-led “Gloria Bell” and is seeking a 2019 release.
“Gloria Bell” is a remake of the 2013 film “Gloria” from director Sebastián Lelio from Chile. Lelio conceptualized and directed his own remake, which comes on the heels of his other 2018 release “Disobedience,” which released in the Spring. The new English language remake tells the story of a middle-aged woman who has recently divorced. Rather than wallow about, the free-spirited woman continues to build her career and parties in Los Angeles clubs after work. One night she meets Arnold (John Turturro) and the two begin a surprising relationship.
Moore is one of the best actors working in Hollywood. She finally won her long overdue Oscar for another Toronto-bound film, “Still Alice,” in 2014. She has also received a handful of other nominations and excellent performances over the years. With Moore on board, the film will be another in A24’s catalog that brings women-driven stories to life. The film also stars Michael Cera, Caren Pistorius, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rita Wilson and Holland Taylor. Expect the new film to make a splash in early 2019.