Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie will star in the Netflix thriller “Point Blank.”
Joe Lynch is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon. Joe Carnahan and Grillo are producing via their War Party banner, along with Johanna Byer producing for Gaumont. The film is a remake of Fred Cavaye’s 2010 crime drama of the same title.
Production is set to start this summer.
The pic tells the story of the unlikely pairing of Paul (Mackie), an emergency room nurse, and Abe (Grillo), a wanted murder suspect, as they are pitted against rival gangsters and corrupt cops in a deadly race to save the lives of Paul’s kidnapped wife and unborn son. [Source]
International film distribution and production company D Street Media will begin production on the big budget The Blue Mauritius early next year, and it’s set to bring some top Hollywood actors to Cape Town.
New to the cast is Anthony Mackie, of Avengers fame.
“Anthony Mackie, who I consider a real movie star, brings such a fresh perspective to the cast and the character, he’s an incredibly talented, versatile actor who truly takes the project to the next level,” D Street chief executive Dexter Davis said.
“I’m also so pleased to be working with Michael Benaroya and his prestigious company Benaroya Pictures on The Blue Mauritius, a project that’s been a labour of love. Michael is super smart and well connected in Hollywood and after four years of false starts I can finally feel secure we’re going to get this done,” Davis said.
Anthony Mackie and YouTuber Kian Lawley are set to co-star in the upcoming drama The Hate U Give, Fox 2000’s film adaptation based on Angela Thomas’ NYT bestselling young adult novel. Production has officially begun in Atlanta, after Georgia TV and film productions were halted yesterday due to Hurricane Irma. George Tillman Jr. (Men Of Honor) on board to direct from a script by Tina Mabry and Audrey Wells.
Amandla Stenberg stars as Starr Carter, who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Mackie will play the local drug dealer King and Kian will play Starr’s boyfriend, Chris. [Source]