Anjelica Huston will direct and executive produce the movie Give Us a Kiss for Focus Features. Give Us a Kiss marks Huston's third time in the director's seat. Huston previously directed Bastard Out of Carolina and Agnes Browne.
Give Us a Kiss is based on Daniel Woodrell's novel and will be adapted for the screen by Angus MacLachlan (Junebug). In a press release issued by Focus Features, Huston said, "Woodrells Give Us a Kiss is country noir at its best a dark, sexy story of heritage and heart, with the proper amount of wicked humor. Angus adaptation is sharp and spot-on. Paul Sandberg is the ideal producer, and Focus is the ideal home, for our project.
Focus CEO James Schamus added, "Daniel Woodrell is simply one of the greatest voices in American fiction today. As Junebug proved, Angus has true empathy for distinctive American stories, and the family dynamics in Give Us a Kiss are very much in the tradition of the films that Anjelica has directed. This is the kind of convergence of talents that we cultivate here at Focus.
Give Us a Kiss Official Synopsis
Give Us a Kiss is a comedic drama laced with thriller and action elements, following the heady trajectory of a burnt-out writer who forsakes academia for his Ozarks roots. Back home and reconnecting with his brother and other relations, he gets enmeshed in a blood feud with a rival family.
Source: Focus Features