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New Feature Written by FILM FEST KNOX Co-Founder Announced

February 15, 2024

Strawweight will mark the feature directorial debut of James M. Johnston. A longtime collaborator of David Lowery, Johnston produced and directed second unit for The Green Knight, The Old Man and the Gun, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and the upcoming Mother Mary for A24 and is part of the Sailor Bear collective with Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. He also directed second unit for Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy and Netflix’s Last Letter From Your Lover.

The Strawweight script was written by Paul Harrill from a story by Johnston and Harrill, and will be produced by Lars Knudsen of Square Peg (Hereditary, The Northman, Dream Scenario), Lowery and Halbrooks of Sailor Bear (A Ghost Story, The Green Knight), and Patrick Newall (Extraction, The Gray Man).

Read more at Variety

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