Actress and oceans campaigner Gillian Anderson has presented a petition signed by more than 300,000 people calling for a huge part of Antarctica to become protected.
The proposed area in the Weddell Sea is seven times the size of the UK and would become the world’s first Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.
The petition, delivered to the Foreign Office, has been signed by two million people worldwide.
Jenny Slate, Alex Sharp, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Anderson board ‘The Sunlit Night’ (exclusive)
Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) is set to star in and produce The Sunlit Night for director David Wnendt (Look Who’s Back).
Also cast are Tony award-winning actor Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad).
Mister Smith Entertainment is launching sales on the project in Cannes.
The Sunlit Night is adapted from Rebecca Dinerstein’s novel of the same name. The film is a German-Norwegian co-production between DETAiLFILM in Germany and Ape&Bjørn in Norway, where filming will take place this summer.
Producers alongside Slate are Fabian Gasmia (Personal Shopper), Ruben Thorkildsen, with Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub (The Miseducation Of Cameron Post) from the US.
Set between New York City and Norway, the film follows American painter Frances (Slate) and émigré Yasha (Sharp), an unlikely pair who find each other in the Arctic circle. Frances has arrived to jumpstart her career while Yasha has come to bury his father in the land of the Vikings.
David Garrett, Mister Smith founder and CEO, commented: “It is so refreshing to have a familiar story which is told in such an unfamiliar and original setting. Exciting to have the exuberance of Jenny Slate and Zach Galifiniakis bouncing around the mountains and fjords of Norway.”
The American actress Gillian Anderson, best known thanks to her starring role as FBI agent Dana Scully in the sciencefictionreeks “The X-Files”, meets on 7 and 8 april for the spring edition of FACTS at the Flanders Expo. The actress will be on both days for photo shoots, autograph sessions and panel discussions, the organizers of the comics – and scifibeurs today in a press release.
Did the drama bring you happiness, Mrs. Anderson?
Gillian Anderson, Actress
By Rüdiger Sturm
On an early Sunday morning at the Berlin Regent Hotel, Gillian Anderson appears highly intense and larger than life, even if her size asserts the opposite, as she introduces the Historical drama ‘The Star of India’ (available from August 10 in the cinema).
But the 48-year-old remains self-deprecating and honest, as she gives an up-front account of her changing career, which has not been without its low points, even during times of great success.