In what amounts to its first move since winning the Best Picture Oscar for Moonlight, A24 is prepping a feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s award-winning short film SHARE that will star newcomer Rhianne Barreto, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.
Hugo, Byrne and representatives for A24 and Bianco did not respond to requests for comment.
In Share, a disturbing video leaked from a local high school throws a Long Island community into chaos and the national spotlight as they try to unravel the story behind it. Production is tentatively slated to start next month on Long Island.
Bianco’s nearly-wordless 11-minute short film was supported by the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and went on to win a Special Jury Prize at SXSW as well as a top prize at Cannes, which will automatically screen her first feature as a result. Taissa Farmiga starred as a girl who returns to school after an explicit video of her is uploaded and shared on the internet without her consent.
Bianco co-wrote Miles Teller’s boxing movie Bleed for This and previously wrote and directed the acclaimed short film Picturing Barbara Kruger. The up-and-coming filmmaker has been working on adapting Share for the big screen since 2015. She’s represented by WME and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.
Newcomer Barreto (pictured below) is a National Youth Theatre member and Brit School Theatre student. She’s repped by London-based talent agency Sainou.
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