Sony Photos Classics has swooped on Irish drama The Miracle Membership, starring Laura Linney, Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Agnes O’Casey, choosing up rights for the U.S, Latin America and quite a few territories in South East Asia and Jap Europe.
Directed by Emmy nominee Thaddeus O’Sullivan (Vera, Name the Midwife) and produced by Chris Curling, Joshua Maurer and Larry Bass, the movie was shot in Dublin final yr and is now in post-production.
In The Miracle Membership, there’s only one tantalizing dream for the ladies of Ballygar, a village in outer Dublin, to style freedom and escape the gauntlet of home life: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French city of Lourdes, that place of miracles that may be a magnet for hundreds of thousands of holiday makers yearly. With just a little benevolent interference from their native priest, shut buddies Lily, Eileen and Dolly, who’re humorous, messy, flawed, and vocal, get their ticket to go on the humorous, blissful, and exhilarating journey of a lifetime.
Having by no means even left Dublin — not to mention Eire — the journey offers the heroines the possibility to replicate on their very own lives, with every of the ladies in the hunt for their very own private miracles. However when they’re joined by Chrissie, just lately returned from a decades-long exile in America, bitter truths are uncovered. It is just then, by means of the facility of affection and friendship, that deep wounds from the previous are healed.
“What actually enthralled me in regards to the story is how three sturdy characters confront each other after which, by embracing reality, they perceive that the miracle they’ve all been on the lookout for is correct in entrance of them: within the power of their friendships and unshakeable togetherness,” stated O’Sullivan. “What we have now achieved collectively is to make an emotional film that’s really joyous, uplifting, and aspirational.”
Embankment Movies, which organized manufacturing financing with Curling’s Zephyr Movies by means of Eire’s BCP and Ingenious Media, brokered the U.S. deal, in addition to earlier pre-sales for a bundle of worldwide territories, together with Lionsgate for the U.Ok. and Transmission for Australia. It beforehand labored with Sony Photos Classics on movies together with The Son, The Father, and The Spouse.
“Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney in peak kind, having it out with one another in director Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s shifting and humorous journey to Lourdes, guarantees a wealthy, rewarding expertise for audiences in all places,” added Sony Photos Classics, which has beforehand distributed a number of movies starring the three main girls.