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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Principal Photography Commences On "THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER" With Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham, and Caren Pistorius Joining The Cast




Los Angeles (June 16, 2021) – STXfilms, Black Bear Pictures and Anonymous Content today announced the start of production on Neil Burger’s (Limitless, The Illusionist) highly anticipated psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, which is now underway in Canada. Brookylnn Prince (The Florida Project, “Home Before Dark”), Gil Birmingham (Wind River, upcoming Eternals) and Caren Pistorius (Unhinged) have also joined the star-studded cast alongside previously announced Daisy Ridley (Star Wars trilogy) and Ben Mendelsohn (Babyteeth, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

The forthcoming adaptation of Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel of the same name was written by Elle Smith & Mark L. Smith (The Revenant, Midnight Sky) and is produced by Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, I Care a Lot), Anonymous Content’s Keith Redmon (The Revenant, Midnight Sky) and Mark L. Smith. Executive Producers are Black Bear’s Michael Heimler, Syndicate Entertainment’s Cliff Roberts, and Charles Miller. Black Bear will fully finance the project.

The Marsh King’s Daughter follows Helena (Daisy Ridley), a woman living a seemingly ordinary life with her husband and young daughter, but hiding a dark secret within: that her father is the infamous “Marsh King,” the man who kept Helena and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. Helena is forced to face her demons when her father escapes from prison unexpectedly. Knowing that he will hunt for her and her family, Helena must find the strength to confront her past and the man she once idolized.

Prince currently stars in the Apple TV+ series “Home Before Dark,” which made its season two debut last week. She is best known for her starring role in the Academy Award® nominated The Florida Project, and has since appeared in films including The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Turning, and The One and Only Ivan.

Birmingham has a long and accomplished career with notable credits including Wind River, the Twilight franchise, Hell or High Water, The Lone Ranger, The Space Between Us, and “Yellowstone.” Gil recently wrapped five episodes of the limited Netflix series “Pieces of Her” opposite Toni Collette, currently shooting in Australia. He will next be seen in Marvel’s highly anticipated Eternals from director Chloé Zhao. 

Pistorius starred opposite Russell Crowe in the action thriller Unhinged, and is known for roles in Gloria Bell, High Ground, Mortal Engines, and Slow West.

Prince is represented by UTA, ThirtyThree Management and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman; Birmingham is represented by Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency (AEFH); and Pistorius is represented by CAA.
STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, recently acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the highly anticipated film from Black Bear and Anonymous Content, and will directly distribute the film in the UK, Ireland and India. The Marsh King’s Daughter falls under the output and distribution agreement between Black Bear Pictures and STXinternational.

Black Bear Pictures’ current slate includes J Blakeson’s I Care A Lot which debuted at #1 on Netflix earlier this year and received a Golden Globes win for ‘Best Actress’ for Rosamund Pike; Martin Campbell’s upcoming thriller Memory starring Liam Neeson, now in production; Annette Bening starrer Nyad which is currently in pre-production and will be directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin; and Heidi Ewing’s I Carry You With Me which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics and received two Spirit Award nominations.

About Black Bear Pictures

Black Bear Pictures develops, produces and finances original and engaging content for film and television. Since its 2011 launch, Black Bear’s slate has grossed over $350 million worldwide, been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards®, ten Golden Globes®, ten BAFTAs®, and premiered at such prestigious festivals as Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York, and London. Black Bear’s library includes such films as: The Imitation Game, I Care A Lot, Mudbound, All Is Lost, The Rental, Suburbicon and Ben Is Back.  In addition, Black Bear owns Elevation Pictures Corp, the leading independent film and TV distribution company in Canada.

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About STXfilms

STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, is a next-generation film studio that produces, acquires, distributes, and markets motion pictures at scale. From blockbusters like Greenland, Hustlers, Bad Moms, and The Upside to hits like The Gentlemen, Molly’s Game, and The Gift, STXfilms produces star-driven films for a global audience. In just 5 short years, its slate of films has already grossed over $1.8b in global theatrical box office. With a wide range of partners including Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Showtime (which handle the physical and premium television releases of STXfilms content, respectively), the studio is a fast-growing, industry powerhouse. Upcoming films include Queenpins starring Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, and Vince Vaughn,  a new action-comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham, Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, and Josh Hartnett, The Marsh King's Daughter starring Daisy Ridley and directed by Neil Burger, American Sole starring Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, Offset, and Bad Bunny, The Godmother starring Jennifer Lopez, Universe’s Most Wanted starring Dave Bautista, and Violence of Action starring Chris Pine.

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About Anonymous Content

Anonymous Content is a visionary and disruptive media company that produces mult-platform premium content and boasts an exceptional client roster which includes many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works including BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. Current Anonymous Content films include the recently released THE MIDNIGHT SKY (Netflix) as well as the upcoming STILLWATER (Focus Features) and SWAN SONG (Apple). The company’s TV credits include “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), “Dickinson” (Apple), “Home Before Dark” (Apple), and “Defending Jacob” (Apple).  Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless leading global brands. For more information, visit


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