Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones & Morgan Freeman Ride To George Gallo Action-Comedy ‘The Comeback Trail’ — Cannes

Screen icons Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman are set to unite in writer-director George Gallo's action-comedy The Comeback Trail, we can reveal.
Empire Media Partners, producers Sahlein and Salvatore, and executive producers Calvillo and DeMarco are represented by Harris Tulchin of Harris Tulchin & Associates.” />
Producers are Steven Tyler Sahlein, March On Productions’ Richard Salvatore (The Big Wedding), and David Ornston, along with Joy Sirott Hurwitz and Julie Lott Gallo. The film is being financed and executive produced by Empire Media Partners’ Justin Calvillo and John DeMarco, Storyboard Media’s Philip Kim, Patrick Hibler, and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, along with Ben Ruedinger and Joerg Fischer.
Storyboard Media will launch sales on the project at the Cannes Film Festival next week. Donald Pembrick and Dean Fronk are handling casting.
Jones is represented by CAA and Jacobson, Russell, Saltz, Nassim & de la Torre, LLP. Freeman is represented by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP. De Niro is represented by CAA and Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks P.C. Gallo and Posner are repped by Industry Entertainment and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown and Passman.
The film is being released by Lionsgate over Memorial Day weekend. Gallo and DeNiro’s relationship goes back to 1988 action-comedy Midnight Run. Screenwriter and painter Gallo, well known for his writing on the Bad Boys franchise, most recently directed The Poison Rose, produced by Salvatore and Ornston and starring Morgan Freeman and John Travolta.
Duke somehow rises to the occasion, redeems his past misdeeds and brings Max and others along on the same journey. De Niro will play Max Barber, a man in debt to a mob boss (played by Freeman), who creates an insurance fraud by casting washed up, suicidal cowboy/movie star Duke Montana (Jones) in a poorly written Western with the intention of killing him during the first days of filming.
Lensing is due to begin in June in New Mexico. Josh Posner co-wrote the screenplay, which is based on the 1970’s film of the same name, written, directed and produced by the late Harry Hurwitz.

Storyboard Media Takes On Sales Rights To Brendan Fraser Starrer ‘Line Of Descent’ — AFM

We look forward to bringing Line of Descent to world-wide audiences soon.”  Writer/director/producer Rohit Karn Batra said, “Elisabeth and her team at Storyboard Media bring tremendous credibility, experience and passion to the table and we’re absolutely thrilled to have her representation on this very special piece of cinema.
Production and sales outfit Storyboard was founded in 2017 by Philip Kim and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard. Movies include Freaks, which premiered at TIFF, 20th Century Fox’s Heilstatten and Arkansas, starring Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth and John Malkovich, which is currently in production.” />
Louthan and Rohit Karn Batra, and Jai Khanna of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Storyboard is introducing the movie to buyers this week during AFM. In post-production since 2016, the film is produced by Guy J.
Line of Descent, previously known as The Field, follows an established Indian mafia family after the death of their patriarch. Things brew to boiling point as his three sons go to war over the future of their criminal enterprise, while an accomplished cop conducts an undercover operation amidst their infighting. On the side-lines a manipulative arms-dealer sees an opportunity to increase his bottom line and conspires with all the brothers.
EXCLUSIVE: Storyboard Media will handle worldwide sales on Rohit Karn Batra’s crime-thriller Line Of Descent starring Brendan Fraser, Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, and Max Beesley.