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Amazon Studios Starts Production On THE VOYEURS

Amazon Studios Starts Production On THE VOYEURS

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Amazon Studios is in production on writer/director Michael Mohan’s The Voyeurs in Montreal, Canada. The sexy thriller will star Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Justice Smith (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, The Get Down), Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Society, Hotel Mumbai). The Voyeurs is produced by Divide/Conquer’s Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks with Zac Locke executive producing. The Voyeurs will launch exclusively worldwide on Amazon Prime Video.

When Pippa and Thomas move into their dream apartment, they notice that their windows look directly into the apartment opposite – inviting them to witness the volatile relationship of the attractive couple across the street. But when they attempt to anonymously intercede in their lives, they unwittingly set in motion a chain of events that will lead to disaster.

“We live in a strange era where it is entirely socially acceptable to peer into the lives of complete strangers by looking at the manicured and cultivated version of the lives, they’d like us to think they lead.  With The Voyeurs, we’re asking a simple question: is it okay to watch?  I’m thrilled to be working with Amazon Studios to bring back the erotic thriller genre with this film,” said director Michael Mohan.

Producers Divide/Conquer said: “We could not be more excited about having Amazon Studios as a partner on this film. The Amazon team have supported Michael and this film from day one, and there couldn’t be a better home for it.  Amazon’s history of supporting smart and ambitious cinema, coupled with the know-how, enthusiasm, and all-around great taste of everyone at the company has made this partnership an incredible experience.”
 
“As we further expand our slate and offerings, we’re excited to deliver edgy, psychosexual thrillers like The Voyeurs to our global customers. Filmmaker Michael Mohan, his team and our exciting cast are creating the perfect story that will engage and enthrall audiences,” said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios.

The director of photography is Elisha Christian (Columbus, Everything Sucks!), with production design led by Adam Reamer (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist), casting by Amey René (Paddleton, Blue Jay) and costume design by Romy Itzigsohn (The Oath, Sierra Burgess is a Loser).

Filmmaker Michael Mohan is most known for co-creating the beloved Netflix series Everything Sucks! of which he directed 7 of the 10 episodes. Prior to that, he’s made 2 independent features and 2 short films, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  The latest, Pink Grapefruit, won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival, and was subsequently released by The New Yorker. On the commercial front he’s worked with an impressive client roster including American Express, Best Buy, Casper, Ford, Mott’s, Net-A-Porter, Ruffles, and Walt Disney World.

At only 22 years old, Sydney Sweeney is quickly on the rise with four television series to her name in the last year and a half alone. After starring in Netflix’s 90’s set coming of age series and instant cult favorite Everything Sucks!, Sydney wrapped up her arc in season 2 of Hulu’s Emmy/Golden Globe/Critics Choice/DGA/WGA award winning series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Sydney continued her busy streak last summer with HBO’s high-profile miniseries based on Gillian Flynn’s award-winning debut novel, Sharp Objects. Earlier this year, she appeared in David Robert Mitchell’s neo-noir, Under the Silver Lake. Sydney will soon be in production on season 2 of HBO’s most streamed show ever, Euphoria, opposite Zendaya and a who’s who of young Hollywood. Her Black List touted film with Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck, Big Time Adolescence, premiered at Sundance and will be released in early 2020 while her starring turn in Tribeca’s Clementine will also be released by Oscilloscope early in the year. This summer she appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opposite Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. She recently wrapped production on Blumhouse TV/Amazon Studios’ upcoming film, Nocturne, in Los Angeles.

Justice Smith was most recently seen in Warner Bros. summer 2019 box-office hit Pokémon: Detective Pikachu which he starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and has grossed over $430M worldwide. He was first seen in the Fox 2000 film Paper Towns, which also starred Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff. In 2016, Justice broke out in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Get Down, created by Baz Luhrmann. The following year Smith made his stage debut in the off-Broadway play Yen, in which he starred opposite Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges followed by the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opposite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Next up he stars in the upcoming Netflix film All the Bright Places with Elle Fanning which will be released in 2020. He is represented by WME and The Kohl Group.

Ben Hardy can next be seen starring alongside Ryan Reynold’s in Michael Bay’s 6 Underground. Last year, Ben portrayed the role of Roger Taylor in Fox’s award-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody. He recently wrapped production on Barnaby Thompson’s Pixie, alongside Alec Baldwin and Olivia Cooke. Hardy’s recent credits include X-Men: Apocalypse. He is represented by Untitled, UTA and CAM.

Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo is quickly establishing herself as one of the industry’s most exciting young talents. Bordizzo’s breakout role in the U.S. was her starring performance in the Netflix sci-fi series, The Society. Most recently, Natasha appeared alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the action comedy Guns Akimbo which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Earlier this year, Bordizzo took the screen as ‘Bree’ in Bleecker Street’s feature drama, Hotel Mumbai, which starred Armie Hammer and Dev Patel. In 2018, Bordizzo starred in the action film Detective Chinatown 2. She is represented by UTA, Industry Entertainment and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

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About Divide/Conquer
Divide/Conquer (pronounced “Divide and Conquer”) was founded in 2013 and is run by producers Adam Hendricks & Greg Gilreath, and seasoned business affairs exec Zac Locke. The company has produced more than twenty feature films, most notably Magnolia’s’ Lucky starring Harry Dean Stanton (2017 SXSW premiere), Netflix’s Cam (2018 Fantasia multiple award-winner), IFC Midnight’s The Wind (2018 TIFF premiere), Kelly Oxford’s Pink Skies Ahead (in production), and soon to be released Universal Pictures’ Black Christmas (2019).

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