Oscar-winning filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan (“Margaret,” “Manchester by the Sea”) has signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Amazon Studios which will see him directing and writing film and television projects for the company.
The pair previously worked together on Manchester by the Sea, which won Lonergan an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Lonergan says in a statement: “I’m thrilled to renew my connection to Amazon Studios. They’ve done amazing work wherever they’ve turned their attention, they did a perfect job with Manchester by the Sea, and it’s a pleasure to be in business with them again.”
Lonergan’s upcoming projects include the four-part limited series adaptation of “Howards End” starring Hayley Atwell which has already aired in the UK.