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According to Deadline, Point Break remake director Ericson Core has signed on to direct The Claim, a drama film that doesn’t sound like it would be an especially big deal if not for the fact that it was written by La La Land’s Damien Chazelle. The movie is about a father with a “criminal background” whose daughter gets kidnapped, but while trying to track her down, a different couple shows up and makes “mysterious claims” that the child actually belongs to them. That makes it sound like the other couple was probably behind the kidnapping, but maybe the daughter was taken by a third party, and the criminal dad has to fight with the mysterious couple to prove that she’s really his daughter and not theirs.
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David Crow Aug 3, 2017
Damien Chazelle has had one of the most interesting (and fastest) career rises in recent Hollywood memory. Only a few years ago, he worked on screenplays for horror movies like The Last Exorcism Part II (he also had a hand in 10 Cloverfield Lane), but the 32-year-old filmmaker now has an Oscar for his directing of La La Land, which followed his previous critical hit, Whiplash.
Chazelle's gone back to genre writing with The Claim, a new thriller which, at least until now, was looking for a director.
Scott Clayton of Oceanside Media and Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine are producing The Claim, and Christian Mercuri’s financing, production and sales company Capstone Group will fully finance with Oceanside Media.
Casting is underway ahead of an anticipated start later this year on the story of a single father with a criminal past who races to find his kidnapped daughter while another couple claim the child is theirs.
Oceanside optioned the rights to the Black List thriller. Jay Stern and Chip Diggins are also producers on the project. Mercuri serves as executive producer alongside David Haring and Chris Lytton. Route One’s Sophia Dilley will co-produce.
Prior to features, Core was a cinematographer on such films as [link »
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Capstone Group will fully finance the movie with Oceanside Media. Capstone’s Christian Mercuri will also executive produce with David Haring and Chris Lytton. Route One’s Sophia Dilley will co-produce.
Core’s credits include Disney’s sports drama “Invincible,” starring Mark Wahlberg. He was the cinematographer of “The Fast and the Furious,” for which he won AFI’s cinematographer of the year award; Ben Affleck’s “Daredevil”; “Payback,” starring Mel Gibson; and the crime thriller “One Eight Seven,” with Samuel L. Jackson.
Casting has commenced on the thriller, which centers on a single father with a criminal background who must uncover the whereabouts »
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2 August 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The helmer of the Point Break reboot and Disney's football drama Invincible will direct the thriller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The Black List script by Chazelle, who wrote and helmed La La Land and Whiplash, centers on a single father with a criminal past whose daughter gets kidnapped by another couple who claims her as their own.
Scott Clayton of Oceanside Media is producing the pic alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine, Jay Stern and Chip Diggins, with Sophia Dilley co-producing. Christian Mercuri’s Capstone Group will »
- Ashley Lee
Exclusive: There has been mass slaughter going on in the Western Sudan for years and outside of George Clooney using his celebrity (with his Dad) to draw attention to the atrocities, not much has been done in Hollywood. Now, a film is being made about the genocide based on an international bestselling book from Daoud Hari entitled The Translator. Ericson Core, who established himself as the cinematographer of The Fast and the Furious and then directed Disney’s Invincible and then the Alcon/Warner Bros.’ actioner Point Break, will helm this incredible story of one man who made a difference. The book was a memoir by Hari (friends call him “David”) whose life has been one of courage — a man who has truly made a difference in the world by putting together an on-the-ground account of the genocide in Darfur. The project is being produced by Zero Gravity, Sixth Sense and Big Boy Films from an adaptation by Alex Graves. With the Armenian genocide there was one journalist who was largely responsible for telling that story to the West. For the Irish, the stories were passed down through generations of what the British did to the people. The Jewish genocide was recorded on film, it was widely reported on and stories were also passed down through generations. Paul Rusesabagina’s story helped focus attention on the genocide in Rwanda through the Philip Gourevitch book We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families in 1998 (later made into the Terry George helmed movie Hotel Rwanda). Hari, a Zaghawa tribesman who was among the hundreds of thousands attacked and driven from their homes by the Sudanese government, is (like Clooney) a messenger for the brutality that the people have suffered in Darfur. Hari survived the government-fueled militia attacks and although his village was burned to the ground and his family was decimated and displaced, he found safety across the border. He then eagerly offered his services as a translator and a guide to make sure the West knew what was going and the brutality would be reported on. With his high school knowledge of languages, he went back into extreme danger, risking his life multiple times, so that the story of his people would be told, hoping all the while that there was still time to save them. This heroes story is being produced specifically by Christine and Mark Holder (Zero Gravity) with Richard Harding and Sam Feuer. Priscilla Moralez is the executive producer. »
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