MIPCOM CANNES and Fremantle today announce that the international premiere of Alice & Jack, the highly anticipated original drama series created and written by award-winning writer and film director Victor Levin (Mad Men, Mad About You), and starring Academy Award-nominated actress and producer Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie, Birdman) alongside actor, director and screenwriter Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn, The Revenant) will be staged on the first night of the forthcoming 39th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market (16-19 Oct) in Cannes.
Alice & Jack is an independent production from Fremantle in partnership with the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning company Me + You Productions (I Am Ruth, Close to You), Academy award-nominated Groundswell Productions (Snowfall, Milk), De Maio Entertainment, and MASTERPIECE in collaboration with Channel 4 which will air the series exclusively in the UK. Fremantle is handling global sales of the series.
The special screening will take place on Monday 16 October at 18.00 in the world-famous Grand Auditorium in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals. Open to all market delegates, it will be followed by a Q&A session with the team behind the project.
Alice & Jack is a love story for the ages. When Alice (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Domhnall Gleeson) first meet they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way? Honest, intimate, and surprisingly funny, the series shows love in all its unexpected, technicolour, kaleidoscopic beauty.
Finnish film director and screenwriter Juho Kuosmanen, who co-wrote and directed the 2021 Cannes Grand Prix co-winner Compartment 6, is the lead director on the series and Hong Khaou (Lilting) directs the second block. Executive producers on the project include Victor Levin, Andrea Riseborough, Domhnall Gleeson, Juho Kuosmanen, Richard Yee and Krishnendu Majumdar for Me + You Productions, Michael London and Shannon Gaulding for Groundswell, Lorenzo De Maio for De Maio Entertainment, Rebecca Dundon and Hilary Martin for Fremantle. Tracy O’Riordan produces for Me + You Productions.
“Alice & Jack promises to be very special.” said Lucy Smith, Director of MIPCOM CANNES and MIPJUNIOR. “An extraordinary line up of international talent in front of and behind the camera, collaborating on a story about the most universal of themes and (rightly) highly anticipated. It bears all the hallmarks of a premiere we are proud to present to the global industry in Cannes.”
Jens Richter, CEO Commercial & International at Fremantle, said: “We’re thrilled to premiere Alice & Jack to the international market in the headline slot at MIPCOM. This is an ambitious, emotive and cinematic series that features mesmerizing performances from leading global actors Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson. From a talented creative team including award-winning writer Victor Levin, this seminal series is reflective of the calibre of dramas that we are excited to present at this year’s market.”
Along with Alice & Jack, Fremantle is showcasing a line-up of world-class, powerful English-language content featuring leading global talent at MIPCOM CANNES 2023; Big Mood is a vivacious and contemporary comedic drama starring Nicola Coughlan and Lydia West, Domino Day stars BAFTA-nominated Siena Kelly in an irresistible new supernatural drama, Nightsleeper features Alexandra Roach and Joe Cole in a modern twist on the classic runaway train genre and Natalie Dormer stars in White Lies, a dynamic investigative thriller set against the ugly underbelly beneath the picturesque beauty of Cape Town.
In all, 11,000 global buyers, commissioners, creatives and producers, from over 100 countries, are set to attend this year’s MIPCOM CANNES – the world’s greatest gathering of TV and entertainment executives. Riviera exhibition halls and outdoor Croisette beach exhibition areas are sold out with a line-up comprising major studios, production and distribution groups.