Fox Searchlight formally announced its acquisition of the David Lowery-directed Previous Gentleman And The Gun, the drama that stars Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. Deadline broke the story on March 23. Underneath is the studio’s formal press release.
Los Angeles, CA May eighteen, 2017 – Fox Searchlight Images Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced these days that the company has obtained North American and United kingdom rights to Endgame Entertainment’s financed and made true story Previous Gentleman AND THE GUN which has just wrapped production in Cincinnati, Ohio. The movie is written and directed by David Lowery (PETE’S DRAGON) based on a brief story by David Grann (THE Dropped Metropolis OF Z) for The New Yorker, a person of Condé Nast’s preeminent titles. The movie stars Oscar winner Robert Redford (Ordinary Persons), Oscar winner Casey Affleck (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA), Oscar winner Sissy Spacek (COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER), Danny Glover (TO Slumber WITH ANGER, DREAMGIRLS), Tom Waits (Shorter CUTS, Seven PSYCHOPATHS) and Tika Sumpter (SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU).
Previous Gentleman AND THE GUN is made by Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern, Condé Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler, Wildwood Enterprises, Id Films’ Anthony Mastromauro, Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston and Invoice Holderman. Government Producers on the movie are Julie Goldstein, Lucas Smith, Patrick Newall and Tango Entertainment’s Tim Headington.
“We are thrilled to be aspect of a movie with these types of an extraordinarily proficient forged,” stated Utley and Gilula. “David Lowery directing the incomparable Robert Redford in these types of a compelling and amazing genuine existence story is specifically the type of challenge we seek out.”
“It’s just been a thrill to group up with so a lot of legends and heroes in telling this wild and wooly tale, and I couldn’t be extra fired up to have everyone at Fox Searchlight along for what is shaping up to be a fairly pleasurable journey,” stated director Lowery.
“Having the chance to do the job yet again with Robert Redford on David Lowery’s movie with these types of legendary resonance is a dream appear true. And I just can’t imagine of a superior partner than Fox Searchlight,” stated producer Stern.
“Condé Nast Entertainment started out with the convey purpose of obtaining amazing content like the a person written by David Grann for The New Yorker in which the story of Forrest Tucker’s existence really resonated with audience,” stated Ostroff and Steckler. “It has been gratifying to do the job with our making partners and the tremendous skills like David Lowery, Robert Redford and our astounding forged to bring this story to existence on the major screen. We’re incredibly delighted that Fox Searchlight arrived on board.”
Previous Gentleman AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the general public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who gets captivated with Forrest’s determination to his craft, and a girl (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen occupation.
The deal was brokered by Fox Searchlight’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Ray Strache and Government Vice President of Organization Affairs Megan O’Brien with WME and CAA with Stern on behalf of Endgame. The movie is overseen by Fox Searchlight’s Co-Heads of Creation Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum, SVP of Creation Anikah McLaren and Director of Creation Taylor Freidman.
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