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Carey Mulligan to Star in ‘ON THE OTHER SIDE’

June 1, 2017

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Carey Mulligan will star as a Vietnam war correspondent in the upcoming film ON THE OTHER SIDE for Topic, First Look Media’s newly branded entertainment studio.

Based on the book “On the Other Side: 23 Days With the Vietcong”, this true story centers on Kate Webb, a trailblazing journalist for UPI who would pave the way for all the female war correspondents. Surviving fierce battles and 23 days of captivity, she emerged from the jungles of Cambodia armed with one of the most unlikely stories to come out of the Vietnam War.

The film marks the latest for Topic, whose parent company, First Look, co-financed Oscar-winning best picture Spotlight. Topic, will co-produce and finance On the Other Side. 

Michael Bloom, First Look President said:

“As one of the few women reporters to cover the Vietnam War, Kate Webb endured and ultimately survived the most harrowing a war correspondent could ever face. In a time where journalism is being tested today, we’re excited that Carey will portray this fearless woman and look forward to partnering with her, Margot and Edet to bring this incredible story to life.”

Mulligan said:

“I’m so excited to bring Kate Webb’s remarkable story to the screen. Her integrity, curiosity about the unknown and tenacity set her apart from many other journalists of her time and ultimately saved her life. In a world of increasing division, I can’t think of a more relevant character to portray today — someone whose very survival depended on her desire to understand the other side of the story, to obtain the truth and to report it faithfully. It is an honor to embark on this project with such a talented team of producers.”

Mulligan will also produce alongside Margot Hand of Picture Films and Edet Belzberg of EBM Productions.

Production is set to begin in spring 2018.

Mulligan is currently filming David Hare’s BBC project Collateral, which will be released in November. She will be seen next in Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, which made its world premiere at Sundance in January. She also recently wrapped Wildlife opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Paul Dano.

 

 

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