acquires "Acts Of Charity" script
for Winter to direct
Goodridge in Las Vegas
23 March 2004 04:00
New York-based commercials,
music video and movie producer Crossroads Films has optioned rights
to the screenplay Acts Of Charity by UK screenwriter Chips
Hardy and Alex Winter,
the London-based film-maker who is also attached to direct the film.
Rickman is attached to play the role of British ex-pat
journalist in the film which follows the trials and tribulations of
a young corporate executive sent on a hopeless humanitarian mission
deep into the jungles of a struggling African nation.
has a first-look deal with MGM/United Artists, describe the film as
in the darkly comic spirit of Catch 22, MASH and Three Kings.
Dan Lindau and Cami Taylor will co-produce the film with Paul Miller
(Lone Star, Prozac Nation). The project was brought into the company
by East coast head of development David Title.
Winter, most famous
for playing Bill in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel,
first directed Fever starring Henry Thomas which world premiered in
Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999 and is currently
writing and directing the Napster story for MTV Original Pictures.
The Acts Of Charity
deal was negotiated for Crossroads by Joe Dapello at Schreck, Rose &
Dapello. Winter is represented by The Gersh Agency, Chris Ridenhour
at Evolution and Sloss Law Office. Hardy is represented by Linda Siefert.
I have traveled the world researching this movie," said Winter
in a statement. "It's great to finally land at such a smart and
passionate home as Crossroads."
articles that appeared on the internet
The movie tells the tale of a young corporate executive sent on a humanitarian
mission in the African jungle,
where he meets up with a cynical British journalist, played by Alan
(Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility, Robin Hood),
who educates the youngster on work in the jungle.