In the City of Brotherly Love, eight-year-old Peter Flood helplessly watches on as his little sister is killed by a neighbor’s reckless driving. Tormented with grief and resentment, his father finds revenge as the only solution, leaving lasting generational wounds. Thirty years later, Peter still wrestles with the guilt he feels over his sister’s death and his father’s vengeance. As he tries to distance himself from the criminal family business, his cousin, Michael, becomes more powerful in the hierarchy. Bonded by blood, neither man can escape violence as they are dragged further into a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution.
Ryan started shooting his new film provisionally called ‘Summit Fever’ in London, from there he flew to France and then to Italy where he has been shooting in ‘Mont Blanc’ (France) and now in Aoste (Italy).
The film is produced by Andrew Loveday and directed by Julian Gilbey and tells the story of a young climber who spends a hedonistic summer in Chamonix while attempting the world’s deadliest trio of mountains.
Martial arts star Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4, Triple Threat) is re-teaming with director James Nunn (Eliminators, Green Street 3: Never Back Down) for One Shot, an upcoming actioner that also stars Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) and Ryan Phillippe (Shooter).
In this intense, non-stop action-thriller, relentlessly filmed in a single continuous take, an elite squad of Navy SEALs on a covert mission to transport a prisoner off a CIA black site island prison is trapped when insurgents attack, trying to rescue the same prisoner. Led by Lieutenant Blake Harris (Adkins), the team, including Deputy Site Manager Tom Shields (Phillippe), must trust the secret intel of Junior Analyst Zoe Anderson (Greene) in order to deliver the prisoner and thwart a pending terrorist attack on Washington D.C.
One Shot is produced by Ben Jacques (Accident Man) and (Final Score). Production for the film is scheduled to begin on March 9, 2021 with an estimated release due in 2022.
The Traveling Picture Show Company and GiGi Films have cast Tom Pelphrey as con man Jason Derek Brown in “American Murderer,” alongside Ryan Phillippe playing the FBI agent tasked to hunt him down.
Idina Menzel and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver have also been cast. AFI alumnus Matthew Gentile wrote the script and will direct, with principal photography commencing in Salt Lake City. Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel will produce for TPSC alongside Gia Walsh and Kara Baker under the GiGi Films banner, in line with Utah state and SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 protocols.
“American Murderer” is based on the true story of Brown – a charismatic conman who bankrolls his luxurious lifestyle through a series of scams. When his funds run low and his past catches up with him, he plots his most elaborate scheme yet and, in the process, becomes the FBI’s most unlikely top ten fugitive. Pelphrey, recently named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2020, can currently be seen in David Fincher’s “Mank,” playing Joseph Mankiewicz.
“If you don’t give them what they want, you know what’s going to happen…” The Jokers from France has unveiled an official trailer for an indie drama titled Sons of Philadelphia, though it also goes under a few other titles including Brothers by Blood or The Sound of Philadelphia (this will apparently be the US release title). Adapted from the book “Brotherly Love” by Pete Dexter, the film is a tale of family, friendships and betrayal in the violent world of the Philadelphia mob. Focusing on two brothers, one adopted, who grew into different people. The cast is the most exciting part: Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Kinnaman, Maika Monroe, Ryan Phillippe, and Paul Schneider. This looks extra dark and depressing. Made by a French filmmaker, so it’s opening in France first at the end of December, then will arrive in the US sometime early 2021. This trailer is still in English as the film takes place in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA. Thirty years ago, Michael’s family took in Peter after his father’s death, under opaque circumstances. Today, Peter & Michael are two little thugs with opposing temperaments. One is as violent and exuberant as the other is taciturn. But when Michael is designated as “embarrassing” by the Italian mafia, the family’s troubled past resurfaces…
Sons of Philadelphia, also known as Brothers by Blood and/or The Sound of Philadelphia, is directed by French writer / filmmaker Jérémie Guez, director of the film A Bluebird in My Heart previously, as well as the writer on many other scripts. The screenplay is also written by Jérémie Guez, adapted form Pete Dexter’s novel “Brotherly Love”. This recently premiered at the Deauville American Film Festival in France, and will open in France this month. The Sound of Philadelphia is currently set to open in the US in theaters starting on January 22nd, 2021 next year.