NOTICE TO INVESTORS: The producers of The Dark Room and Scottsboro Boys have informed Silver Lining that development funding is no longer needed for those projects. A new replacement project entitled The Get has been swapped into Silver Lining Productions No.8 Ltd.
Living in the Ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, religious Jews RUTI (28) and CHAIMIE COHEN (30) are unhappily married. It’s been a year since their arranged marriage and with no children, Ruti has asked for a divorce. However, in Jewish law, it is up to the husband to give the ‘get’ – the consent to a divorce, and Chaimie does not want a divorce.
Desperate for the ‘get’, Ruti seeks the help of RABBI FINE who tells her that there is a certain rabbi in Brooklyn who could help…but it’ll cost her. A week later, world-weary Jew SAUL (40s) and neurotic Italian MICKEY (30s) are on the plane to London. The New York heavies have made a niche for themselves ‘pressuring’ selfish husbands into giving their wives ‘gets’.
However, things go terribly wrong and Ruti and Chaimie are soon fleeing for their lives. Within the madness, Ruti and Chaimie rekindle their relationship, but can they stay alive long enough to see it through?
The Get is a black comedy/drama inspired by true events.
RUTI ‐ Claire Foy (The Promise, The Crown), Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Garden State), Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea, The Lobster), Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Requiem For a Dream), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory).
CHAIMIE - Eli Roth (Inglorious Basterds, Rock Of Ages), Joseph Gordon- Levitt (500 Days Of Summer, Looper), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Never Let Me Go).
SAUL & MICKY – Adrian Brody (The Piano, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street, Hail Caesar!), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited, Rushmore), Tom Hardy (Inception, Mad Max).
Produced by Nick Hirschkorn
Directed by Daniel Jerome Gill
Written by Josh Freedman Berthoud & Daniel Jerome Gill
Story by Josh Freedman Berthoud, Daniel Jerome Gill & Immanuel von Bennigsen
Casting by Alice Seaby (Suffragette, Brooklyn, Pride, Frank)
PRODUCER: Nick Hirschkorn
Nick is the sole owner and MD of Feel Films and is also a co-owner of leading effects house Milk, whose credits include Doctor Who, Snow White And The Huntsman and Dredd.
Having produced countless award winning commercials and music videos Nick moved in to feature films in 2002 with the $20mil independently financed children’s film Five Children And It starring Ken Branagh, Eddie Izzard and Freddie Highmore, before going on to produce and finance the critically acclaimed Skellig for Sky starring Tim Roth, Kelly Macdonald and John Simm. More recently, Feel Films produced Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in association with Cuba Pictures, a multi-million pound seven part flagship drama for the BBC adapted from the award winning international bestseller by Susanna Clarke.
DIRECTOR: Daniel Jerome Gill
Daniel has been working in the film industry for the past 13 years and started out as an Assistant Director on numerous productions, such as Sunshine, Harry Potter, World War Z, Pride and Prejudice, Game Of Thrones and The Crown.
In 2015, Daniel directed his debut feature, Modern Life is Rubbish. The film was developed with the support of the BFI and financed by Universal Pictures, Piccadilly Pictures and Lip-synch. It stars Josh Whitehouse, Freya Mavor, Ian Hart, Steven Mackintosh, Will Merrick and Tom Riley. The film is currently in post-production. He has various Feature Film and TV Drama projects in development as Writer and Director.
WRITER: Josh Freedman Berthoud
Josh has just finished writing his fifth episode of Eastenders, along with the pilot episode of animated sitcom Sticky with Fonejacker creator/director Ed Tracy, starring Tom Hardy and Javone Prince. Josh is currently developing a slate of new projects for film and TV, including original comedy drama Islands with Observer Magazine columnist Eva Wiseman. Josh has previously had TV scripts commissioned by BBC, E4 and NBC-Universal, including sitcom Mo and Mo, script edited by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain (Four Lions, Peep Show). Josh has also had film projects in development with Parkville Pictures, Viva Films and Poisson Rouge.