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The “gothic drama is set in the claustrophobic and brutal world of a women’s mental asylum circa the late 1800s where the patients, some of whom are insane, are tasked with staging a play based on Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick,’” according to Variety.
The movie is a co-production between James‘ Elysium Bandini Studios and USC’s School of Cinema. All of the movies produced by the new studio benefit programs for the Art of Elysium.
Executive producers on the project include James, Elysium Bandini’s Jennifer Howell and Vince Jolivette, and USC’s John Watson.