Sky Slates Fran Kranz’s Mass


The Sky original movie Mass, which marks the writer-director debut of Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods), is set for release in cinemas and on Sky Cinema in 2022 across the U.K. and Ireland.

Mass stars Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies) and Tony Award winner Reed Birney (House of Cards). The film looks at two sets of parents, who, years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward.

Kranz, writer, director and producer, commented: “I could not be more excited or proud to be working with Sky on the release of Mass in the U.K. and Ireland. While it’s a small and intimate film, it grapples with large and urgent themes. The leading actors give four unforgettable performances of such emotional scale, and it all comes together in one very formidable experience. More than anything, I am honored to share their work with the world.”

Julia Stuart, director of original films at Sky, said: “It is a great privilege for us to bring Kranz’s writer-director debut Mass to a wider audience, as it joins our Sky original film lineup for 2022. Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton and Reed Birney’s stellar performances of Kranz’s powerful script creates a rare and powerful film, and I can’t wait to share it with our customers.”