’In Absentia’ Crime-Doc Has Landed Deal At Studio Soho
The project is developed by Jim Sheridan, who directed and got Oscars-nominated for My Left Foot and In America. The documentary feature is set to discover the murder behind Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French film and TV producer.
According to Deadline, Sheridan has done his research for the story over five years. In both Ireland and France, there has been some controversy and scandal due to the content. The French court sentenced Ian Bailey 25 years for murder.
“I’ve been following these events for many years and I felt, after Bailey’s trial and subsequent conviction that now is the right time to make a feature evolving the Making Of A Murderer genre,” commented Sheridan.
Jim Sheridan has filmed together with Sophie’s family and the family has as well done som campaigning that has led to the fact that the French authorities decided to pursue the murder conviction of Bailey. It’s also rumored that Bailey is waiting for a new trial.
“It’s a deeply complex case that completely changed the nature of the locale and has had deep ramifications for the international legal system. We’re delighted to be able to support Jim’s vision to evolve this classic genre into a thrilling new form,” said Vernon.
Nick Hamson and Jezz Vernon from Studio Soho, act as producers. Studio Soho Distribution handles also the UK distribution.