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First look: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning in untitled Sally Potter drama (exclusive)

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Screen can unveil a first look at Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning in The Party filmmaker Sally Potter’s upcoming untitled drama.

The film began shooting in Spain in December before moving to New York in January. Further cast include Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, and Laura Linney. The story follows 24 turbulent hours in the life of a father and daughter as the latter grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s apparently chaotic mental state.

HanWay Films and Bleecker Street are partnering on the project, with HanWay handling international sales, commencing at this week’s European Film Market in Berlin, and Bleecker Street pre-buying US rights.

Potter’s long-time collaborator Christopher Sheppard is producing through Adventure Pictures.

The film was co-developed by BBC Films and the BFI and is funded by HanWay Films, Bleecker Street, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, the BFI, Chimney Pot Sverige AB and Film i Väst.

Tom Grievson