Sierra/Affinity will Handle Sales at this Year’s American Film Market
Los Angeles, CA – November 1, 2022 – It was announced today that Mads Mikkelsen will star in DUST BUNNY, written and directed by Bryan Fuller. Entertainment One (eOne) and Thunder Road will co-produce with Fuller producing alongside Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee.
Sierra/Affinity is handling global sales of the film and will make it available to buyers at the American Film Market. Principal production is set to begin in January 2023.
DUST BUNNY is about an eight-year-old girl who enlists the help of her intriguing neighbor to kill the monster under her bed that she believes ate her family.
“We have been huge fans of Bryan’s for years. Dust Bunny is incredibly inventive and unlike anything in the marketplace and we are thrilled to help bring his first feature to life,” said Thunder Road’s Lee.
Kristen Figeroid, Sierra/Affinity’s Managing Director and Executive Vice President stated “Mads brings such a unique quality to every character he brings to life and his role in DUST BUNNY will be no exception. We’re excited to bring a throwback to the family horror films of the 80s, a beloved genre for many, to this year’s market at AFM.”
Mikkelsen’s credits include the upcoming INDIANA JONES 5. His past credits include DOCTOR STRANGE, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY and FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE. He is represented by UTA, Art Management and Viewpoint.
Fuller is the writer behind the WGA and Emmy winning series Pushing Daisies at ABC, Hannibal at NBC, and American Gods at Starz. He is co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery and recently produced and directed the documentary QUEER FOR FEAR on AMC+. He is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Ziffren Brittenham.
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.
eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.
About Thunder Road
Founded by producer Basil Iwanyk, and run with his partner Erica Lee, Thunder Road Films is one of the most prolific and respected independent film companies in Hollywood. Its films have grossed over $3.8 billion worldwide and have garnered nominations from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Directors Guild Awards, and AFI Awards.
Most recently, Thunder Road produced Tarik Saleh’s black op thriller THE CONTRACTOR, starring Chris Pine & Ben Foster; Halle Berry's directorial debut, BRUISED; the Football Drama NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, starring Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, and Uzo Aduba; Ric Waugh’s disaster epic GREENLAND, starring Gerard Butler; Neil Burger’s sci-fi thriller VOYAGERS, starring Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, Fionn Whitehead, and Lily-Rose Depp; and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM which received the highest reviews in the franchise, and has grossed $320M+ at the Worldwide Box Office, and built upon the success of the previous installments, JOHN WICK and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, all starring Keanu Reeves. Other notable credits include the critically-acclaimed drama THE TOWN, directed by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck; SICARIO, directed by Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin as well as its sequel, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO; Taylor Sheridan’s WIND RIVER, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen; and the Oscar winning A STAR IS BORN, directed by and starring Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper opposite Lady Gaga.
Thunder Road’s upcoming projects include BALLERINA, a John Wick spinoff starring Ana de Armaswhich Len Wiseman is directing; Dev Patel’s directorial debut, the stylized revenge thriller MONKEY MAN; the John Wick spin-off TV series ‘The Continental’; and the romantic comedy IT’S ALL COMING BACK TO ME starring Priyanka Chopra, Sam Heughan and Celine Dion. Additionally, Thunder Road is currently in post-production on John Wick 4; John Woo’s heralded US action film return SILENT NIGHT starring Joel Kinnaman; Stefon Bristol’s sophomore film BREATHE starring Jennifer Hudson and Milla Jovovich; the Ric Waugh and Gerard Butler action epic KANDAHAR; and Netflix’s MoulySurya directed modern western TRIGGER WARNING starring Jessica Alba.
Sierra/Affinity, a wholly owned subsidiary of Entertainment One (eOne) is a leading film finance, production and foreign sales company, consistently delivering high-quality, commercially viable feature films for a global audience. Sierra/Affinity capitalizes on the ever-evolving global film marketplace, representing sales of third-party films as well as its own and eOne productions designed to appeal to the global marketplace.