UPDATED with release date info: North of Two has set a December 7 release date for Nona, Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish’s feature film that the distributor acquired in May. The film, which puts a face to Central America’s sex trafficking industry, was produced under the couple’s Make Pictures Productions. It will be released beginning in Los Angeles and New York.
Nona tells the story of a girl from Honduras who meets a charming boy, Hecho who promises to get her safely to America to reunite with her mother. Instead, Nona faces a perilous journey when he doesn’t deliver on that promise. Nona — short for No Name — will deliver a message to change the way the world is dealing with sex trafficking.
“All of our North of Two filmmakers define the spirit, determination and grit that living North of Two means,” said CEO Mark Cartier. “Both Kate and Michael have created something beautiful with NONA that goes beyond the typical film experience. It embodies everything “North of Two” is about and we are excited about this new partnership.”
“Michael and I are devoted to Nona, and we feel the subject matter is more crucial than ever. After reviewing numerous offers, it became clear that there was no better choice than North of Two. Their experience, passion, and renegade spirit mirrors how we made the movie. We have met our match,” said Bosworth.
Further solidifying this partnership, North of Two supports female filmmakers and diversity, helping to bring stories to life on more than one level. The company recently financed the completion Adolescence directed by Ashley Avis (who is the writer-director for the Black Beauty remake).
North of Two also recently partnered with writer-director-producer Angela Shelton on Heart Baby, the true-life boxing drama that bowed earlier this month. Before the ink was dry on her first feature, North of Two produced, financed and are now distributing her second feature, The Eagle and the Albatross. North of Two has already signed on for her next two features and a TV series.
Bosworth will next be seen in Netflix’s sci-fi series The I-Land, on which she will star and produce. She most recently starred in the National Geographic series The Long Road Home and MGM’s The Domestics. She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Morris Yorn.
Polish’s recent credits include the Jack Kerouac adaptation of Big Sur and 90 Minutes in Heaven, both starring Bosworth. His next project is Axis Sally, which stars Al Pacino. He is repped by Management Production Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
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The actor and producer shares her travel tips…
Los Angeles, but my husband [the film director, Michael Polish] and I also have a lakeside ranch in Montana near his father. It’s pretty magical. In summer we ramble about the hills and in winter we skate on the lake. Hot or cold, either way it’s beautiful.
Best spot in Montana?
We completely took over The Ranch at Rock Creek for our wedding in 2013. They have a rickety-looking saloon with a bowling lane, 75 horses and everything you need for a spot of fly-fishing. It’s a proper American country retreat.
What do you always take on long-haul flights?
Three things: pyjamas, a pair of outrageously ugly but exceptionally comfortable compression socks that Michael cannot stand, and a skincare routine that involves self-administering ‘light therapy’ with this wand-like device packed with LEDs – yes, I’m that person.
Most romantic trip?
Once, I surprised Michael by taking him to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland to see the Northern Lights. We slept in a glass igloo with reindeer roaming nearby, and went dog-sledding.
In my early 20s, my friends and I rode camels into the Sahara desert, pitched tents and witnessed this epic electrical storm – it was like watching nature’s best firework display.
Do you ever just flop on a sun lounger?
Yes, I’m very good at that too. The Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives is my go-to chill-out destination.
Are you a keen travel photographer?
I try. I use a Leica M9. I love shooting Glacier Park in Montana; it never ceases to amaze.
Amazing dining experience?
The cliff-top restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur. Two years ago, I celebrated my birthday there. As evening set in, fog crept inland from the Pacific and, before we knew it, we were immersed in clouds.
I’ll be in the Dominican Republic and then island-hopping in the Caribbean until Christmas, working on a new Netflix series that I’m both producing and starring in. My plan is to surprise my mum by flying her out to join me for her birthday. It’s very hush hush.
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Kate Bosworth has been set to star in the sci-fi action thriller Genesis, which she is also producing via her Make Pictures Productions with Jason Tamasco, Jerry Careccio and Zak Kristofek’s Bad Idea shingle. Mike Lè Han is directing the pic penned by Brian Michael Scully about a mother searching for her daughter in a post-apocalyptic world.
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The producers are now taking the title around at the ongoing American Film Market in Santa Monica.
The actor is going all-in with the sci-fi genre of late. She will produce and star in Neil LaBute’s The I-Land, which Netflix just ordered to series. That project co-stars Natalie Martinez and Alex Pettyfer. Bosworth also recently starred MGM’s post-apocalyptic drama The Domestics and in Nat Geo’s series The Long Road Home.
Bosworth’s Make Pictures banner is also in the works on sex-trafficking drama Nona, as well as Tate, a Sharon Tate biopic in which she is set to play the lead for husband and director Michael Polish. Bad Idea’s most recent pic, the horror-comedy Deadtectives, had its world premiere in September at Sitges.
She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Morris Yorn. Lè Han is with Heroes and Villains Entertainment.
Islands typically spell disaster in science-fiction dramas, and Netflix’s The I-Land is no exception. Announced Friday, the seven-episode series stars Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Natalie Martinez (Kingdom) as three of 10 people who “wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, [then] set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.”
Bosworth will also serve as a producer on the series, which is being led by showrunner Neil LaBute (Van Helsing). Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot) is attached as a writer, while Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing) is on board to direct.