Hannah John-Kamen, Hero Fiennes Tiffin join Cara Delevingne for THE CLIMB; Beta Cinema reveals further key territory sales
Beta Cinema announces casting of further lead roles for upcoming action thriller The Climb is confirmed: Hero Fiennes Tiffin, star of the global box office franchise series After as well as the upcoming Sony / Tristar feature The Woman King and IMDB break out star Hannah John-Kamen, best known for her performances in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Black Mirror will star alongside Cara Delevingne, who was announced earlier this year before Berlin’s EFM.
After Signature Entertainment picked up the project ahead of the Marché du Film in Cannes for UK and Ireland, Beta Cinema has closed further deals for Germany, Austria and Italy (Koch Films), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Spain (Youplanet Pictures) and Middle East (Front Row), further major territories are currently being negotiated.
Based on the extraordinary true-life 2013 Greenpeace protest atop London’s iconic skyscraper The Shard and directed by experienced visual effects art director Hayley Easton-Street (Edge of Tomorrow, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) the film chronicles of six activists who staged one of the riskiest stunts ever performed, illegally scaling the tallest skyscraper in Europe to protest oil drilling in the Arctic. The climbers risk life and limb, enduring extreme weather whilst they confront their fears in a thrilling attempt to make it to the top. Principle photography is scheduled for early 2023.
Tassilo Hallbauer, Head of Sales & Acquisitions at Beta Cinema states, “This project is one of the buzziest titles in the market and we are thrilled to see how passionate the buyers react to the screenplay and the cast. We are incredible happy to be able to announce Hannah and Hero, two of the most talented actors of their generation. The Climb has a massive box office potential, as our distributors can rely on the casts’ popularity and the ever growing ecologically aware audiences.”
Writer-director Hayley Easton-Street shadowed Andy Serkis to achieve worldwide festival acclaim for her short film Stealth and has been shortlisted on IMDB’s Best New Filmmaker Award.
The Climb also features a veteran creative team behind the camera, including DoP Fabian Wagner (Game of Thrones), production designer Alan Gilmore (Harry Potter franchise), and VFX supervisor Steve Street (Ex Machina).
The Climb is an Eclipse Films production, whose repertoire include the award-winning Letitia Wright coming-of-age drama Urban Hymn, romance-comedy Finding Your Feet, and most recently Amazon’s Shane, the feature documentary around the Australian cricketer.
The Climb is represented by Beta Cinema for international sales in co-representation with WME for North America.
Hannah John-Kamen is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Scott Marshall Partners, Luber Roklin Entertainment, DDA and Independent Public Relations.
Hero Fiennes Tiffin is represented by The Artists Partnership, ICM, Vybe Trybe, The Initiative Group and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.
Cara Delevingne is represented by WME.