Feb 19, 2015
Tradecraft: Sony Picks Up Broccoli and Wilson's Non-Bond Movie
In what could be a portent of a renewed 007 pact (the last Sony co-production deal covered Skyfall and SPECTRE, but no more), Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired North American rights to Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson's latest rare foray into non-Bond producing, The Silent Storm. The Silent Storm stars Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer, Birdman) as "an enigmatic outsider living on a remote Scottish island who finds herself caught between her minister husband and the delinquent who is sent to live with them." Damian Lewis (Homeland, Our Kind of Traitor) co-stars. Sony has served as MGM's distribution partner on all of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies to date, and Broccoli has forged a solid partnership with newly deposed Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal. There is speculation that Pascal, who is transitioning to a producer position on the Sony lot starting with the next Spider-man movie, may join Broccoli and Wilson as a co-producer on Bond 25.