Deadline – April 4, 2017

Amy Madigan and Peter Fonda are joining what has turned out to be an impressive ensemble cast for writer-director Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure. LisaGay Hamilton (Take Shelter) and Robert Pine (CHIPS) also have boarded the film about the cover-up and ultimate sacrifice and heroism of a 21-year-old kid from Piqua, OH.

The project is based on a true story. It follows a young Pentagon investigator as he unravels the injustice and battles the political machine to uncover what really happened in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. The investigator and survivors of the battle — the veterans of Operation Abilene — finally persuade Congress to award the Medal of Honor to Air Force Pararescue Jumper William Pitsenbarger, who continued to save lives after the last helicopter to safety left the battlefield. He single-handedly saved more than 60 men before he was killed.

Madigan and Fonda will star alongside Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt, Christopher Plummer, Sebastian Stan (who plays the investigator), Bradley Whitford, Grant Gustin, Michael Imperioli, Linus Roache and Alison Sudol. The project is in production.

Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson, Shaun Sanghani, Julian Adams, Lauren Selig, Pen Densham and John Watson are producing. Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero, Sidney Sherman, Louis Steyn and T.J. Steyn are executive producing.

Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and producing in association with Provocator and SSS Entertainment. Foresight Unlimited’s slate also includes Rob Cohen’s Category 5; Michael Mailer’s Blind, starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin; the Neil Bogart biopic Spinning Gold, starring Justin Timberlake; and Peter Segal’s $130M sci-fi epic Inversion.

Madigan recently wrapped production on Sam Shepard’s Buried Child with her husband Ed Harris in London. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role in Twice in a Lifetime.

Fonda was nominated for two Academy Awards, including for his leading role in Victor Nunez’s Ulee’s Gold. He most recently starred in Tommy O’Haver’s The Most Hated Woman in America alongside Melissa Leo for Netflix and is in postproduction on Shana Feste’s Boundaries starring Vera Farmiga. He also recently completed a starring role opposite Bill Pullman and Jim Caviezel in the Montana-based Western The Ballad of Lefty Brown.

Hamilton most recently starred in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried. She was also in Jake Goldberger’s Life of a King starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Pine next will be seen in Bruce Caulk’s Minkow starring Mark Hamill, Elisabeth Röhm and James Caan.

Madigan is repped by Anonymous Content and Don Buchwald & Associates. Fonda is with Pure Arts and Untitled Entertainment. Hamilton is repped by APA and Pine by House of Representatives.

Deadline – March 28, 2017

Foresight Unlimited has set The Flash star Grant Gustin to join The Last Full Measure, the political drama that Todd Robinson will direct from his script. Shooting on the film begins this weekend in Atlanta and Costa Rica. Gustin will play actual Medal of Honor recipient William Pitsenbarger, a special forces Para-rescue Jumper who is pivotal to the plot. He joins Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli and Linus Roache.

 Stan plays the lead role of a young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, Pitsenbarger (Gustin), who is seen saving the lives of over 60 Marines ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, the soldier kept saving lives until he lost his own.

The film is produced by Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Lauren Selig, Julian Adams, Pen Densham, John Watson, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson, and Shaun Sanghani. Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero, Sidney Sherman, Louis Steyn and T.J. Steyn executive producing. Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and producing in association with Provocator and SSS Entertainment.

Gustin is repped by WME and Robert Stein Management, will next be seen on the big screen in the William H. Macy-directed Krystal opposite Rosario Dawson, Felicity Huffman, Nick Robinson and Kathy Bates.

Deadline – March 8, 2017

Samuel L. Jackson has joined Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli, Linus Roache, John Savage and Diane Ladd in writer/director Todd Robinson’s political drama The Last Full Measure. Principal Photography begins in Atlanta and Costa Rica later this month.

Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, the film follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Stan) battling the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of over 60 Marines ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam war. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he saved lives until his own was sacrificed.

Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Lauren Selig, Julian Adams, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson, and Shaun Sanghani are producing, with Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero, Sidney Sherman, Louis Steyn and T.J. Steyn are executive producing. Pen Densham and John Watson are co-executive producers. Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and producing in association with Provocator and SSS Entertainment.

Jackson can next be seen in Legendary Entertainment Kong: Skull Island which Warner Bros. is releasing on March 10 and The Hitman’s Bodyguard for Lionsgate in August. The actor recently wrapped Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store. Jackson is represented by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content; Robinson by Paradigm.


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