Shawn Levy to direct father-daughter drama film Inside Out for Netflix
According to the deadline, free guy director Shawn Levy has signed on to helm the upcoming father-daughter drama titled Backward. The rights to the project were successfully won by Netflix following a six-way bidding war.
This marks Levy and the streamer’s latest collaboration after working together on a number of projects such as the hit Duffer Brothers series. stranger thingsand the upcoming sci-fi action-adventure film The Adam Project.
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Backward will be based on the short story written by mother-son writing duo Julianna Baggott and Finneas Scott. In addition to directing, Levy will also produce with Dan Cohen through their 21 Laps banner.
“In the film, a dying father chooses a method to prolong his life that involves reverse aging in an aging facility. His ex-daughter is appointed to be his caretaker,” reads the synopsis. , they are able to get to the heart of where they went wrong as the father relives the memory of different parts of his life, the experiences that made him an unlovable person.”
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Backward will be produced by Brendan Deneen and Josh Stanton for Blackstone Publishing, and Baggott, with Safehouse’s Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell serving as producers.