Pitch the LAMB: BFFs

Sunday, June 6, 2010 4:02 PM By Simon

Title: The Pillbox

Starring: Robert Sheehan, Juno Temple, Ben Whishaw, Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Ray Liotta, Mia Wasikowska

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Synopsis: Hugo (Sheehan) and Mimi (Temple) are neighbors in a desolate, unnamed English town. While Mimi lives with her distant grandparents (Mirren and Caine) and schizophrenic brother (Whishaw), Hugo lives with a scowling, violent American man (Liotta) he claims is his father. Until their graduating year, the two are content to small talk on the way to school. But on the first night of summer, Hugo comes pounding on Mimi's window, an eye gouged out, begging to be let in.

Despite her inquiries, he doesn't tell what had happened to his eye, and furthermore, who the American man is. The next morning, she finds Hugo raiding her house for valuables, mumbling about having to leave. Rather than call the cops, she, in an unwise bout of spontaneity, decides to go with him, emptying her bank account and pawning her jewelery so they can get plane tickets.

Forging papers from Mimi's friend Imogen (Wasikowska), they head to New York City to get jobs as janitors in Carnegie Hall. As Mimi tries fruitlessly to get answers out of the elusive Hugo, the two grow into a platonic, whimsical camaraderie while weaving through the fantastical vision of New York Jeunet creates in his hilarious, thrilling, touching, and heartbreaking English language debut.

(bare with me, people, I'm hopelessly bored on this lazy Sunday)


Courtney Small said...

Love this premise! I am really curious to find out what secret Hugo is hiding? I also think Jeunet would be the perfect choice to direct. He could balance both the dark elements and the whimsical moments nicely.

June 6, 2010 at 5:15 PM
Simon said...

As well you should.

June 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM
Robert said...

Oh, me likey. You are so good at these pitch-writing projects!

June 6, 2010 at 9:17 PM
Angie said...

So original! I'd watch it!

June 7, 2010 at 8:08 AM
Andrew K. said...

A schizo Whishaw...that I'd like to see.

Hate that name Imogen, hated it with Shakespeare and still hate it.

July 4, 2010 at 12:04 AM