New Role   On the Other Side
written by Elise   |   June 1, 2017

THR – Carey Mulligan will star as a Vietnam war correspondent in the film “On the Other Side” for Topic, First Look Media’s newly branded entertainment studio.

Based on the book “On the Other Side”: 23 Days with the Vietcong, the true story centers on Kate Webb, a trailblazing journalist for UPI who would pave the way for all the female war correspondents that came after her. Surviving fierce battles and 23 days of captivity, she emerged from the jungles of Cambodia armed with one of the most unlikely stories to come out of the Vietnam War.

The film marks the latest move for Topic, whose parent company First Look co-financed and produced Oscar-winning best picture Spotlight. Topic, which will co-produce and finance On the Other Side, recently acquired U.S. rights to directors’ Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry’s Death in the Terminal, executive produced by Page 1’s Megan Ellison and Mark Boal. Also on Topic’s upcoming slate are Bastard, which marks Oscar-nominated Silence cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto’s directorial debut; No Man’s Land, a documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock; and Debra Granik’s My Abandonment, starring Ben Foster, which is currently in production. […] The film will begin production in spring 2018.