Fremantle has announced today that Award-winning actress Andrea Riseborough is set to appear at MIPCOM CANNES tomorrow for the international launch of original drama series Alice & Jack which will be premiering at the Grand Auditorium in Les Palais Des Festivals in Cannes at 6pm CET.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Oscar-nominated actress along with Executive Producer Richard Yee, Co-founder of Me+You productions, moderated by Deadline’s Executive Awards Editor, Joe Utichi.
Alice & Jack comes from award-winning writer Victor Levin (Mad Men, Mad About You), andstars Academy Award-nominated actress and producer Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie, Birdman) alongside actor, director and screenwriter Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn, The Revenant). Aisling Bea (Greatest Days, This Way Up), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Living) and Sunil Patel (This Time with Alan Partridge, Stath Lets Flats) also appear in supporting roles.
Finnish film director and screenwriter Juho Kuosmanen, who co-wrote and directed the 2021 Cannes Grand Prix co-winner Compartment 6, is the lead director and Hong Khaou (Lilting) directs the second block of the series.
Created and written by Levin, Alice & Jack is a love story for the ages. When Alice (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Domhnall Gleeson) first meet they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way? Honest, intimate, and surprisingly funny, the series shows love in all its unexpected, technicolor, kaleidoscopic beauty.
Alice & Jack is an independent UK production from Fremantle in partnership with BAFTA and the Emmy award-winning company Me + You Productions (I Am Ruth, Close to You), Academy award-nominated Groundswell Productions (Snowfall, Milk), De Maio Entertainment, and MASTERPIECE in collaboration with Channel 4 which will air the series exclusively in the UK. Fremantle is handling global sales of the series.