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The Money Run: A CrowdFund Campaign – July 4, 2017

The Money Run

A $20 million helicopter heist in the middle of the Vietnam War. What could possibly go wrong?

Damian’s brother, Gareth Lewis, a screenwriter, director and producer living in London, is developing a screenplay in order to bring this remarkable story to the screen the way it should be.  Flare Pictures, Gareth’s small independent production company in London, is:

raising money early on to create a script in hopes  it will not only attract a stellar cast, but also remain true to the source material and the men who fought in Vietnam.

Damian and his brother last teamed up for The Baker, also known as Assassin in Love and we all know how great the collaboration turned out!   The brothers will collaborate again on The Money Run.  Once the project is greenlit, Gareth will direct and  Damian will star in it. Damian tweeted in support of his brother:

This is your chance to get in on the ground floor for an unforgettable ride.  For more information on how to lend your support for The Money Run, visit Indiegogo.

 

 

For more of an in depth review of the project, visit Fan Fun with Damian Lewis

Categories Behind the Scenes Billions In Development/ Pre-Production Video

Billions Season One: First Takes – Oct 15, 2015

Billions is a new original series about the collision between a US attorney and a hedge fund billionaire played by Damian Lewis. Watch the first promo clip below.

Damian states, “The script was strongest script I had read in a while and I wanted to be a part of it.”

Showtime released the first poster for the upcoming series, which airs January 17,

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‘Homeland’s Damian Lewis To Star With Nicole Kidman In ‘Queen Of The Desert’

Damian Lewis, who has won Golden Globes and Emmys for his work as POW-turned-terrorist Nicolas Brody in Showtime’s Homeland, is near a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in director Werner Herzog’s Queen Of The Desert. The UK-born Lewis won’t have to hide his homegrown accent for the feature: He will play Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero who engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanged love letters with from 1913-1915 until he was killed in active duty at Gallipoli. Production is scheduled to begin in December.

Queen Of The Desert refers to Bell, the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Nick Raslan is producing through his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya Pictures banner is financing the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales.

Lewis is represented by WME, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, and Karl Austen.

Source: Deadline.com

Categories Alone In Development/ Pre-Production

Damian Lewis joins astronaut thriller ‘Alone’

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Damian Lewis is attached to star in sci-fi thriller Alone, which Genesis Film Sales is selling internationally and presenting to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The high-concept story is about a US astronaut who has to save the planet when he is the sole occupant of an orbiting space station.

The project will shoot in London. Kirk Weddell wrote the script and will co-direct with Chris Taylor, a VFX veteran who has worked on films including The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables.

Weddell and Mark Shields will produce for London-based Atlantic Picture Company. Gareth Jones (Lock Stock, Secretary) will serve as executive producer.

The Homeland actor recently shot another UK production, The Silent Storm, opposite Andrea Riseborough.

Lewis is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and WME. Weddell is represented by Intellectual Property Group.

Source: Screen Daily

More on the film:

Genesis Film Sales – Alone page

Categories In Development/ Pre-Production The Silent Storm

New Project: The Silent Storm

EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to exec-produce love story starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis, due to get underway this summer.

Oblivion and Shadowdancer star Andrea Riseborough is to star alongside Homeland’s Damian Lewis in love story The Silent Storm, which WestEnd will be presenting to buyers in Cannes.

James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions will executive produce and finance the drama, which is produced by Moon co-producer Nicky Bentham of Neon Films.

BIFA-nominated director Corinna Villari-McFarlane has written and will direct the feature about an enigmatic outsider, played by Riseborough, living on a remote Scottish island who is caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a 17 year-old delinquent.

Principal photography is due to get underway this summer in Scotland.

Marc Samuelson, Steve Milne and Hani Farsi are also executive producers and financiers on the project alongside Transparent Film Financing.

“It is very exciting to me to be working with Corinna, a director who has a fresh female voice and a strong creative vision”, said Broccoli, whose Eon makes a rare foray into a non-Bond production. “Her inspiring script has attracted two of Britain’s most talented actors and we believe that she will make a powerful film”

On the question of whether Eon would be looking to produce more non-Bond features in the near-future, the outfit told Screen:
“We’re always interested in the potential of other projects whether it’s feature film, documentary or theatre, it just so happens we’ve been focusing more on theatre recently with the musical Once on Broadway and now in London.

“The timing on The Silent Storm has worked out well for us, we’re always excited to discover fresh British talent, Corinna is a really inspiring young female director with an incredible vision and her superb script has so far been attracting a fantastic British cast and crew.”

Source: ScreenDaily.com