•• Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, AnnaSophia Robb and Rory Culkin have signed on to star in the action-comedy film Monumental.
The film, which will be directed by Brett Simon, is being shopped to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market by Kathy Morgan International. CAA is handling domestic rights. Eric Fischer and Brianna Lee Johnson from Dead Fish Films produced Monumental, which was written by Annie Burgstede and Chad Faust. The film will begin filming in July.
Directed by Brett Simon (Assassination of a High School President), Monumental is described as a high-octane romance. Harley (Culkin) and Steph (Robb) have accidentally killed their tyrant boss and kidnapped his wisecracking Vietnam Vet relative (Irons). An FBI agent (Madsen) is hot on their trail and closing in fast. As they speed across the country in search of freedom, their epic journey culminates in a fiery showdown.
The film is executive produced by Aaron Gilbert, Robert Odgen Barnum, 3 Point Capital, Ksana Golod, James Bryant and George Parra, with London Pacific Finance providing development funding.
•• Crackle has teamed up with Legendary Digital Media to announce the arrival of Dead Rising: Watchtower free to stream on Crackle. The full length film is based on the Dead Rising series of the same name and stars Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor Tracy and Rob Riggle as famed journalist Frank West. The film was made first available exclusive to Xbox LIVE members on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but fans can watch the full movie below or by visiting the Crackle website starting today. Read on.
After a zombie outbreak, four survivors must evade infection while tracking down the cause of the epidemic. Starring Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Dennis Haysbert (Ted 2), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Keegan Connor Tracy (Once Upon a Time) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show).
For more information on Dead Rising: Watchtower, check out the official Crackle website.