UTV Motion Pictures has tied up with Michaelson Films to launch its first solo Hollywood production Ex-terminators. Ronnie Screwvala, CEO, UTV, will produce the film along with Jay Michaelson, Lawren Sunderland, and scriptwriter Suzanne Weinert.
Ronnie Screwvala said, “Over the last few years, we have forged some great working relationships with the leading studios in Hollywood and with top acclaimed international talent. This has led to some unique projects such as The Namesake , I think I Love My Wife and The Happening . We are now proud to announce our first independent production in the US.”
The film marks the directing debut of cinematographer John Inwood, and stars Heather Graham, Jennifer Coolidge, Matthew Settle, Joey Lauren Adams and Amber Heard.
Director John Inwood stated, “It’s such a privilege to be directing Suzanne Weinert’s excellent script, with such an immensely talented cast! Heather, Jennifer, Amber and Matt are such a force and such a pleasure to work with. Every scene exceeds my highest expectations. I tried to follow the essential principle of directing – that more than half the job is casting well. I think we have done just that.”
Ex-terminators is a dark comedy centering on Alex (Graham), a lonely accountant whose one act of rage results in her being sentenced to court ordered therapy.