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John Travolta is in talks to star in the Chuck Russell-directed indie action-thriller "I Am Wrath" for Patriot Pictures. Michael Mendelsohn, Nick Vallelonga and Richard Salvatore are producing and filming begins next month in Ohio.
Travolta will play a man out for vigilante justice after a group of corrupt cops are unable to catch his wife’s killer. Paul Sloan penned the script based on a story by Yvan Gauthier, and the hope is this will be to Travolta what "Taken" was to Liam Neeson. [Source: The Wrap]
Universal Pictures has acquired the action comedy pitch "Mother" which will be developed as a star vehicle for Halle Berry. Berry and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas will produce and Pablo Fenjves will write the screenplay. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Adding to her to-do list, Halle Berry has sold an action-comedy pitch to Universal Pictures, after what Deadline says was some competitive bidding - i.e., other studios wanted the project too. Titled "Mother," plot details are currently underwraps, but Berry will star in it. Pablo Fenjves, primarily a TV writer, has been hired to pen screenplay. Berry and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas will produce through their 606 Films Production banner, which they launched last year to produce "socially conscious" work, in the spirit of the company's name (after the anti-paparazzi bill that Berry pushed, which California Gov. Jerry Brown signed »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Exclusive: In a competitive situation, Universal Pictures acquired Mother, an action comedy pitch that will be developed as a star vehicle for Halle Berry. Berry and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas will produce through their 606 Films Production banner. Pablo Fenjves will write the screenplay.
It is the latest deal since Berry and Goldsmith-Thomas joined forces to start 606 Films. They recently wrapped production on Kidnap, a thriller that Berry starred in and produced with Goldsmith-Thomas and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam, Gold Star Films’ Joey Tufaro, and Gregory Chou of Rumble Entertainment. 606 Films is currently in production on the 2nd season of the CBS summer event series Extant, in which Berry also stars
Fenjves is currently writing an untitled feature for Treehouse Pictures; he wrote the one-hour drama pilot Tabloid! for Lakeshore Entertainment. He also ghostwrites books and his latest, The Art Of The Pimp: A Love Story, about Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
3 items from 2015
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