Screen News in Brief: Nicole Kidman’s Amazon deal, Sophie Hyde to direct Emma Thompson

Our fortnightly roundup of news, views and chats with fascinating people. Some very interesting deals being done. Cinemas are suffering, box office is down but we still found stacks of films to review.

Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays, Animals) is set to direct British star Emma Thompson in a new comedy, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande about a 55-year-old widow who hires a young sex worker for a night of bliss. The project is produced by Genesius Pictures and marks the first joint project between Cornerstone Films and Genesius co-founder Debbie Gray who are partners in the Australian production and distribution company The Reset Collective, which launched in May.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk