Jennifer Fox to Adapt “The Different Dr. Gilmer”


Jennifer Fox’s narrative debut earned nods from the Emmy Awards, Indie Spirits Awards, and Gotham Awards, amongst others. Now she’s following up “The Story” with one other function based mostly on a real story. She’ll write and direct an adaptation of “The Different Dr. Gilmer,” a press launch introduced.

Based mostly on the quickly to be printed ebook from Dr. Benjamin Gilmer, “The Different Dr. Gilmer” is “the story of a beloved small city doctor, Dr. Vince Gilmer, who murders his father for mysterious causes. Dr. Vince Gilmer’s successor, coincidentally named Dr. Benjamin Gilmer, turns into obsessive about understanding what drove Vince to snap. A real crime investigation coupled with a medical thriller, and a social justice campaign, finally adjustments the course of each their lives,” the venture’s synopsis particulars.

Concordia Studio acquired rights to develop and produce the function together with Social Assemble Movies and Maven Display Media.

“I’m all the time on the lookout for a terrific story that mixes excessive drama and compelling characters, whereas illuminating the human plight,” stated Fox. “I used to be instantly drawn to Benjamin’s wholehearted dedication to save lots of Vince, a whole stranger, and to their story, which exposes the failings in our justice system significantly for these with out cash and sources. This movie will take us on a harrowing journey that questions the boundaries of the self, the fallibility of the human mind, and the compassion we must always have for one another.”

Described by Fox as a “movie memoir,” “The Story” facilities on a documentary filmmaker and professor who’s compelled to reexamine her previous “relationship” along with her coach. “It’s based mostly on what occurred to me at 13, and the way I processed it as ‘love’ up till I used to be in my 40s,” Fox told us. The story is advised from Fox’s perspective as an grownup (Laura Dern) and as a baby (Isabelle Nelisse). The critically acclaimed sexual abuse drama aired on HBO.

Fox’s doc credit embrace “Beirut: The Final Dwelling Film,” “An American Love Story,” and “Flying: Confessions of a Free Lady.”


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