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Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley & William Hurt To Star In Timely Political Satire ‘The Fence’ From Icelandic Director Grimur Hakonarson — AFM Hot Pic

Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley & William Hurt To Star In Timely Political Satire ‘The Fence’ From Icelandic Director Grimur Hakonarson — AFM Hot Pic

Exclusive: Miles Teller (Whiplash), Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and Oscar-winner William Hurt (Kiss Of The Spider Woman) are set to star in political satire The Fence from in-demand Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson.

The film’s fun premise sees two liberal newlyweds increasingly at odds with their ultra-conservative ex-marine neighbor over a nine-foot-tall fence that he insists on building to keep his home safe from potential terrorists.

ICM Partners and CAA Media Finance are representing worldwide distribution rights and launching the project this week for the virtual AFM. Interestingly there’s no international sales firm attached. Filming is slated to get underway next March.

The film’s premise is fertile ground right now given the polarized political climate and the casting should make it an attractive prospect for buyers or financiers.

Screenplay was written by Shane Danielsen from a story by Hákonarson. Treehouse Pictures’ Justin Nappi (All Is Lost

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