Annapurna Pictures and Vice Films to Produce Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘Bad Batch’ Movie

By Florida Mae Acampado | 2 years ago
Annapurna Pictures and Vice Films to Produce Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘Bad Batch’ Movie

Proving themselves to be quite a good team-up through their work with other movies like “Her,” “Spring Breakers,” and “The Grandmaster,” Annapurna Pictures and Vice Films have once again decided to work together in a collaboration, this time for film director and writer Ana Lily Amirpour’s latest movie. Read on to learn more about it.

After a successful film debut with “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” last year which garnered a Gotham Award, Amirpour has written yet another feature film she entitled “Bad Batch.” With Amirpour as director, the movie will be produced by Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Vice Films’ Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah.


Sammy Scher of Annapurna will  take on the role as executive producer for the project’s development and Vice Films’ Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti will act as the executive producers. As of the moment, casting is currently happening thanks to the supervision of Justine Baddeley and Kim Davis-Wagner.

In an effort to keep the production under wraps, the movie’s plot details were kept secret. Although, in a press release, it is revealed that ‘Bad Batch’ is ‘a dystopian love story set in a Texas wasteland’.

Also, in the said press release, Moretti praised Amipour, describing her as a “force of cinematic nature,” who managed to combine “the pop sensibility of the movies” and “the deep sensuality of film art.” As for Ellison, she tweeted a photo of her holding the script of “Bad Batch.”

“Making THE BAD BATCH is essential to my soul. @Lilyinapad is an epic talent.” Ellison said in her message. Through such notices, there’s hardly any doubt that both companies are looking forward to making the film possible.

As per their previous collaborations, Annapurna Pictures, and Vice Films will most probably aim their film marketing options to a young audience in a global scale, which may involve Vice Films’ international territories.

Are you excited for the making of Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘Bad Batch’ alongside Annapurna Pictures and Vice Films? Post your comments below.

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