Thursday, April 9, 2009
Media 8 heads to Cannes Marche
flush with Cash
flush with Cash
Jeremy Kay in Los Angeles
09 Apr 2009 03:44
Media 8 Entertainment has taken on worldwide rights ahead of Cannes next month to Immortal Thoughts Productions’ psychological thriller Cash starring Sean Bean.
The Los Angeles-based financing, production and sales company will introduce the completed project to buyers on the Croisette, when president Stewart Hall said he expected a strong response given the timely themes of "greed, materialism, and morality.”
UK star Bean plays Pyke Kubic, an enigmatic criminal who enters the lives of a young Chicago couple after they experience a stroke of good fortune and lures them into a vortex of violence and deception. Stephen Milburn Anderson directed from his own screenplay.
Cash was made in association with Golden Wings Cinema and Tomahawk Films and also stars Chris Hemsworth from the upcoming Star Trek and A Perfect Getaway, and Victoria Profeta.
Bean’s long list of credits includes The Lord Of The Rings franchise, Flightplan, Troy, and the upcoming children’s fantasy Percy Jackson.
“We are so excited to collaborate with Media 8 Entertainment, as they have worked with many other notable films that fall into the Cash genre,” producer Naveen Chathappuram said.
“We are really excited to bring the movie Cash to the worldwide marketplace,” Hall said. “The film is a smart, action-filled ride, with an excellent performance by Sean Bean at its centre.”
Media 8 Entertainment previously produced and pre-sold Monster and The Upside Of Anger, among others. Its current roster includes Mary Mother Of Christ starring Camilla Belle and Al Pacino and Dali starring Antonio Banderas.