By Mike Fleming Jr.
September 9, 2013
BREAKING: Bruce Willis will star in The Prince, an action thriller that will be produced and financed by Emmett/Furla Films. The $15 million budget film will be directed by Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist) from a script by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore (represented by Paradigm, manager Adam Goldworm at Aperture and attorney Rob Szymanski) who scripted Ride at Fox and San Andreas 3D for New Line. Grindstone/Lionsgate Films will distribute and Hannibal Pictures will handle international sales. A retired Las Vegas mob enforcer is forced to return to the city and face his former enemies when his teenage daughter goes missing. Willis plays a man who has waited years for the enforcer to return, and a confrontation is inevitable. Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing with Adam Goldworm, and Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Brandon Grimes will executive produce. Tim Sullivan is co-producer. Casting is underway for an October start in New Orleans. Emmett/Furla is reading the Martin Scorsese-directedSilence, has the Baltasar Kormakur- directed Everest with Working Title and Universal, and the Vin Diesel-starrer Witch Hunter with Lionsgate. The company is coming off the Mark Wahlberg-Denzel Washington actioner2 Gunsand next month releases Escape Plan with Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Next up is Lone Survivor, the Peter Berg- directed Navy SEAL drama that will be released in December by Universal Pictures, with Mark Wahlberg leading the ensemble cast. EFF’s first TV series Saf3 starts this month.