HSI, Tomorrow team on 'American' tale
Cos. previously invented 'Wheel'

June 4, 2001 - By Cathy Dunkley

HOLLYWOOD -- HSI and Tomorrow Film Corp. have teamed up to produce the dark comedy "American Girl," directed by Jordan Brady ("The Third Wheel').
Jena Malone ("Step Mom," "Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"), Brad Renfro ("Apt Pupil"), Alicia Witt ("Cecil B. Demented") and Clifton Collins Jr. ("Traffic") star in the pic, penned by first-timer Scott Sandoe. Film tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who decides to attend an annual picnic at the prison where her father is incarcerated to finally get to know him. The teenager manages to convince her desperate mother, brother and half-sister to attend the picnic where a bevy of secrets and a bundle of mishaps end up reuniting the family.

Tomorrow Film's president, Yoram Pelman, will produce with HSI's head of production Adam Rosenfelt, Stavros Merjos, Chad Snopek and Sheila Wurmser.
"Girl" is the second feature from HSI/Tomorrow Film following their recent collaboration on "The Third Wheel," starring Ben Affleck, Denise Richards and Luke Wilson. Pic will be released domestically by Miramax.

HSI/Tomorrow also are teaming on "Autobahn," being produced in association with Colomby/Keaton Prods., starring Michael Keaton as a cop who finds himself caught up in a high-speed car chase on the German roadway when his partner is murdered.

Other titles on the HSI/Tomorrow upcoming slate include "Judas," to be directed by musicvideo helmer Paul Hunter, and "The Remains of Glory," to be directed by Brian Cox, about an English country doctor's encounter with a larger-than-life French painter on the coast of Normandy.