October 30, 2006 08:52:41 GMT
Focus Features will make a drama project titled "Hunted by Their Families" based on the Denise Dowling article in Marie Claire.
Boldly decided to present sensitive issue, Focus Features will develop a big screen feature about family honor killings among Muslims in Britain and other European countries titled "Hunted by Their Families" under its wings following its successful attempt to obtain the project's rights.
Based on an article by Denise Dowling in Marie Claire, the movie has already tapped British filmmaker Amma Asante to both write and direct with Kahli Small overseeing for Focus. No details yet on film's cast and production date.
The art house films division of Universal Studios, Focus Features was formed in 2002 as a result of divisional merger among USA Films, Universal Focus, and Good Machine. Its recent releases include "Hollywoodland", "Imagine Me & You", "Brokeback Mountain", and "The Ice Harvest."