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German Actress Franka Potente Will Make Her Directorial Debut With "Home"

Published Sun May 19 2019 By Eden
German Actress Franka Potente Will Make Her Directorial Debut With "Home"

Franka Potente set for a debut as a director with 'Home'.

Franka Potente's upcoming film 'Home' will see the actress' debut as a director. The California-set redemption drama stars Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates, Jake McLaughlin, and Lil Rel Howery.

The story is developed by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo of Augenschein Filmproduktion who will produce together with Bac Films Prods.

As Bac Films managed to pick up international sales rights to 'Home', they will distribute the film in France.

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The movie tells the story of 'Marvin Hacks' (McLaughlin), who comes home after more than 20 years in prison. To his dismay, even after two decades, Marvin's small American hometown refused to forget the atrocity he committed.

Marvin sets his sight on doing whatever it takes to reclaim his place in the society despite the confrontation and hostility from the locals.

Watch: Franka Potente Interview

Katzenstein said, "'Home' is a riveting story with rich characters and raw emotion that will mesmerize audiences around the world." Leo added by praising Potente who he referred to as "skilled and visionary" director.

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The actress is well renowned for starring in movies such as 'The Bourne Identity' and broke out internationally in Tom Tykwer’s 'Run Lola Run.'

The project is a "very strong and sensitive story, carried by such a promising director," as described by Grumbach. He added, "Potente is bringing her European sensibility and feminine perspective to portray this man seeking redemption and the psyche of this small American town."

Bac Films aims to co-produce two ambitious English-language European films per year. As of right now, the company is co-producing Fredric Jardin’s 'Visceral' with Faye Dunaway and Georgina Campbell.

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In addition to 'Home' and 'Visceral', Bac Films' Cannes sales slate includes Sepideh Farsi’s animated feature, 'The Siren,' and Kaouther Ben Hania’s sophomore outing, 'The Man Who Sold His Skin.'