Focus Features is partnering with Sight Unseen, Makeready, and Hillman Grad Productions on A Thousand And One, the feature directorial debut by Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, and John S. Guggenheim Foundation fellow A.V. Rockman.
Rockman wrote the screenplay about a woman who kidnaps her six-year-old son from the foster care system in a final, necessary crime to set her on the road to redemption and reclaim her home in New York.
Casting is underway and Focus Features anticipates a 2021 production start. Focus will distribute the film in the US and Universal Pictures International will handle international.