Cannes, May 13, 2019: Myriad Pictures announced today that it will finance and handle international sales on the biopic TATE, starring Kate Bosworth (Beyond the Sea, Superman Returns, Still Alice, 21) as Sharon Tate. The film is written by Michael Polish and William Day Frank. Polish is also set to direct. Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish, Nick Phillips, Myriad’s Kirk D’Amicoare set to produce. Make Pictures Productions, Bosworth and Polish’s production company, will co-produce. Barbara McCarthy is attached as casting director. Principal photography will commence later this year in Budapest. Myriad Pictures will begin sales on the film at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.
TATE tells the story of the life of actress Sharon Tate. Carefully crafted, the picture intends to honor Sharon: to give personal and poetic insight into her and her life. The focus will be on the woman and her life’s contribution. If what little we know of her has been eclipsed by tragedy, this movie aims to remove the megaphone from the maniac and to share her life, realistically and in a manner that has never before been told.
The film will explore Sharon from her early days as a Texas beauty queen, through her iconic and pop culturally referenced film and fashion moments, to her deeply personal relationships – most notably, her marriage to filmmaker Roman Polanski. Sharon Tate was the “It Girl” of the 1960’s. The story ends on August 9, 1969, the date Sharon Tate is brutally murdered. The screenplay has been highly confidential, as intimate details of her life from those closest to her will remain withheld until the film’s release for audiences to experience themselves.
Said Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico “Michael Polish’s script is a compelling portrait of a gifted and talented actress. This film will celebrate Sharon Tate’s extraordinary life as it intersected with the turbulent sixties, especially in fashion, film and music.”
Said director Michael Polish “This film will explore the life of Sharon Tate including her complicated but romantic relationship with her husband Roman Polanski. We are very grateful to have the opportunity bringing this script to life in a deeply personal manner including many details that have never been publicly shared until now.”
Bosworth is repped by CAA, Management360 and Alex Kohner at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Polish is repped by Oren Segal at Management Production Entertainment and Alex Kohner at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
ABOUT MAKE PICTURES PRODUCTIONS:
Formed in 2017, Make Pictures Productions is a joint venture between filmmaker Michael Polish and actress and producer Kate Bosworth. The production company is a continuation of the couple’s artist/muse dichotomy created in effort to “Make Pictures That Matter”. NONA, which received the Richmond International Film Festival’s Founder’s Award in 2018, is the first feature co-produced by the husband and wife team. In 2018, NONA was honored at the Sun Valley Film Festival with the “One in a Million” award, which is given to successful films that were created with a budget of less than $1 million. The film was also showcased at the Seattle Film Festival and Manchester Film Festival. Make Pictures Productions’ upcoming slate includes a teen docuseries, sci-fi film GENESIS, and the Sharon Tate biopic TATE.
ABOUT MYRIAD PICTURES:
MYRIAD PICTURES is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming. Participating in top markets and festivals around the world, Myriad has garnered a strong reputation as a high-quality distributor of content for all formats. The company holds an impressive and diverse library of critically acclaimed art house and commercially successful mainstream filmed programming including the Academy Award® nominated Margin Call, the critically acclaimed The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and the hit comedy The Last Word.
Myriad’s current slate includes:
FAST COLOR,supernatural thriller directed by Julia Hart starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham, and Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn. The film was co-written and produced by Julia Hart and La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz under their Original Headquarters label alongside Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon of LD Entertainment. FAST COLOR is the story of a woman forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered but, years after abandoning her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. Mbatha-Raw plays the kinetically super-powered Ruth. The film had its Worldwide Premiere at this year’s SXSW and was released theatrically in the US by Lionsgate in April this year.
ABOVE THE SHADOWS, written and directed by Claudia Meyers and starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, and Megan Fox. A modern-day fairy-tale set in New York City where a young woman who has become invisible and makes her livelihood as a paparazzi photographer suddenly becomes visible only to a former professional fighter. It is a unique and unexpected romantic story about a woman who learns that she is also responsible for not being seen for many years. ABOVE THE SHADOWS will be released by Gravitas Ventures in the US this summer.