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In the Works: Harmony Korine Signs On for Reported Southern Crime Film Following 'Spring Breakers' Success

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 19, 2013 at 1:03PM

In the wake of Harmony Korine's Disney-darlings-gone-wild "Spring Breakers" setting the opening record for a 2013 limited release title, the eclectic director has made a production deal for his next film. Title and log line are under wraps, but Deadline reports that it centers on a "multi-generational family of criminals in the South."
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Harmony Korine
Harmony Korine

In the wake of Harmony Korine's Disney-darlings-gone-wild "Spring Breakers" setting the opening record for a 2013 limited release title, the eclectic director has made a production deal for his next film. Title and log line are under wraps, but Deadline reports that it centers on a "multi-generational family of criminals in the South."

"Spring Breakers"
A24 "Spring Breakers"

"Spring Breakers" producer Charles-Marie Anthonioz will be on board for this new project, which is produced by John Lesher's Le Grisbi Productions ("End of Watch," "Blood Ties") and DCM Productions ("Quartet," "Kon-Tiki"). Lesher is perhaps best known for backing director Paul Thomas Anderson as his agent, and for going on to run short--lived specialty distributor Paramount Vantage (bowing out in 2009). 

Korine is also developing projects with Megan Ellison, whose Annapurna Pictures bought "Spring Breakers" out of Toronto last fall.

"Spring Breakers," aptly described by the director as a "pop poem" when he introduced the film at the Arclight Hollywood, opened to a remarkable two-city $90K per-screen average this past weekend.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.