Prime Video previously landed worldwide streaming rights to the film, which will also be released in theaters by Amazon Studios and MGM
Culver City, CA—(August 25, 2022)—Today it was announced Richard E. Grant, Archie Madekwe, and Alison Oliver have joined the cast of Prime Video’s upcoming feature Saltburn, written and directed by Academy Award winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and hailing from MRC Film and Amazon Studios. The trio join previously announced cast members Barry Keoghan (The Batman), Jacob Elordi (Euphoria), and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, The Wheel of Time). The film will be released in theaters by Amazon Studios and MGM and then stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Prime Video previously acquired worldwide streaming rights to the film.
Fennell will also produce Saltburn alongside LuckyChap Entertainment’s Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, and Margot Robbie. Described as a story of obsession, other plot details are being kept under wraps. Production is currently underway in the U.K.
“From the second we read Saltburn, we were completely hooked. Emerald is a triple threat filmmaker—she is really one-of-a-kind,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios and Julie Rapaport, head of movies at Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to be working with the incredible teams at MRC and LuckyChap to bring Emerald’s vision to life and to bring the film to millions of people around the world.”
“Emerald’s first movie is one of the most bold, arresting and confident debut films of the last decade and her singular voice and provocative sensibility are on full display again in Saltburn,” said MRC Film Co-Presidents Brye Adler and Jonathan Golfman. “We are thrilled to partner with her, LuckyChap, and our friends at Prime Video and MGM to help share her vision with audiences worldwide.”
Grant’s breakout role in the 1987 comedy Withnail and I launched his screen career, which led to him working with directors Scorsese, Coppola, Campion, and Altman. In 2018, Grant received critical acclaim for his role in Marielle Heller’s drama Can You Ever Forgive Me? opposite Melissa McCarthy and won multiple awards, including an Independent Spirit Award. His work in the film also earned him Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
Madekwe stars in Apple’s original series “See” alongside Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. He also recently wrapped Heart of Stone for director Tom Harper. Some of his other credits include: A24’s Midsommar from writer-director Ari Aster, Lionsgate’s Voyagers, Teen Spirit opposite Elle Fanning, and BBC’s “Les Misérables”.
Oliver recently appeared in “Conversations with Friends” for Hulu and will appear in the upcoming BBC drama “Best Interests”.
Grant is represented by Curtis Brown Group and WME. Madekwe is represented by Curtis Brown Group, UTA, and Ziffren Brittenham. Fennell is represented by UTA, United Agents in the UK, Entertainment 360, and attorney Dan Fox at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.
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MRC Film is a leading independent studio known for championing singular filmmakers and emerging directors to make high-quality distinctive films and for its selective investments in major studio films, collectively which have earned more than $6 billion in worldwide box office and received accolades including 12 Academy® Award nominations and 11 Golden Globe® Award nominations. Upcoming projects include: The Mothership, starring Halle Berry and from writer and director Matt Charman for Netflix, and Saltburn, written and directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi and Rosamund Pike. Recent films include Persuasion, starring Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding, and Richard E. Grant from director Carrie Cracknell for Netflix and Jerry and Marge Go Large starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening from director David Frankel for Paramount+. Past films include the highest grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, Ted, the Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated Knives Out, the Oscar nominated Baby Driver, Oscar-winning Babel, and the comedy The Lovebirds. MRC Film has co-financed films including The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, the Peter Rabbit franchise, the second and third installments of Hotel Transylvania, 22 Jump Street, Think Like a Man Too and Fast & Furious 7. For more information, please visit www.mrcentertainment.com.