The first project from new nonprofit We Do It Together, the movie will consist of seven short films, each directed by a woman and starring a prominent actress.
Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are joining forces for a new omnibus film Together Now, to be produced by the nonprofit production company We Do It Together. The company’s first feature, Together Now, will be comprised of seven short films, each of which will pair a woman director with a prominent actress to tell what producers promise will be an inspiring story.
The directors who have come on board include Wright, Hardwicke, Katia Lund (All the Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (The 33), Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles) and Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s Formation). Pinto and Binoche are among the actresses who will appear onscreen.
Let’s just come right out and say it: Wright won House of Cards‘ fourth season by a veritable landslide. Her steely first lady stole the show early on as Claire went toe-to-toe with husband Francis in an epic battle of intellect and hubris, and Wright had us rooting for her FLOTUS every step of the way. (Not that she needed our support — she had the situation more than handled.)
While that marital battle raged, Claire was fighting a war on another front — with her disapproving (and cancer-stricken) mom Elizabeth (played to acid-tongued perfection by Ellen Burstyn). The pair’s painful history yielded one blockbuster scene after another, and allowed Wright to show us Claire at her most vulnerable. And this was particularly the case in the Wright-directed “Chapter 49,” which found Claire in the position of having to end the life of the woman she alternately loathed and loved.