EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Eckhart has boarded the pugilist thriller Rumble By way of the Darkish based mostly on the Michael Farris Smith novel The Fighter.
Smith tailored his personal novel and Graham Phillips & Parker Phillips (The Bygone) will direct. Foresight Limitless is introducing the film for international consumers on the Digital Cannes Market. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes is producing and can rep the pic for U.S. sale together with CAA Media Finance.
Rumble By way of the Darkish is ready at midnight panorama of the Mississippi Delta, the place a former bare-knuckle fighter (Eckhart) should win one final battle to repay his money owed to the native mob boss and save his childhood house—the stakes nothing lower than life or dying. Cameras roll on the finish of July in Natchez, MS.
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Elwes is producing alongside Cleta Ellington for the Crooked Letter Image Firm. Foresight’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will function EPs alongside Tate Taylor and John Norris of Crooked Letter Image Firm, and Jere Hausfater.
The administrators stated: “We’re thrilled to be making this movie with Aaron and with the help of Cassian Elwes and Tate Taylor and his group. For us, this story is concerning the love between a mom and a son, and the lengths one will go to seek out redemption. We are able to’t consider anybody higher positioned to painting the function of the fighter than Aaron.”
Eckhart’s credit embrace Roland Emmerich’s Halfway; London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler; Ben Youthful’s Bleed for This; Clint Eastwood’s Sully for Warner Bros.; Rabbit Gap alongside Nicole Kidman; and the upcoming The First Girl starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson.
Eckhart is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman, and Smith by UTA and Silver Lake Leisure.
The Foresight Limitless slate consists of Gigi Gaston’s journey thriller 9 Bullets starring Lena Headey, Sam Worthington and Barbara Hershey and Lina Roessler’s Greatest Sellers starring Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza, which was a part of the Berlinale’s Particular Gala and in addition produced by Elwes.
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