Variety – May 12, 2016

Travis Fimmel, star of “Warcraft” and “Vikings,” has joined the cast of “Inversion,” the first film project announced by Facing East, the new Beijing and Hong Kong production company of Philip Lee and Markus Barmettler. The sci-fi picture is to be directed by Peter Segal.

“Inversion” follows a street-wise American con man, and a young Chinese physicist as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.

Michael Nozik will produce alongside Barmettler and Lee, with Michael Ewing, Segal’s longtime producing partner, executive producing. The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut.

The film is co-financed by Hong Kong based Pegasus Motion Pictures and Sun Entertainment. Chinese state-controlled distributor, Huaxia Film Distribution will co-produce and will distribute in mainland China.

Principal photography is set to commence in Dublin, on September 12, before moving to locations in Shanghai and Chicago.

Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and expects to complete deals this week in Cannes. Negotiations are continuing for a North American domestic distributor.

Variety – May 9, 2016

Scott Eastwood (“Suicide Squad,” “Fast 8”) and Ed Harris are set to topline in “The Last Full Measure,” from Emmy Award winner Todd Robinson (“The Legend of Billy the Kid”).

Laurence Fishburne and Morgan Freeman are also in final negotiations to star in the pic, which Robinson will direct from his own screenplay.

Foresight Unlimited will be selling the title, which begins lensing in September, to buyers in Cannes this year.

Based on the true story of a present day cover-up investigation, “The Last Full Measure” follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Eastwood) 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 who sacrificed his life saving more than 60 soldiers in the Vietnam War.

Lauren Selig, John Watson, Pen Denham, Julian Adams, Howard Brud and Mark Damon will produce while Tamara Birkemoe and Sidney Sherman exec produce.

Eastwood will next appear in David Ayer’s “Suicide Squade” for Warner Bros. and Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” for Open Road Films. Harris recently wrapped an untitled Warren Beaty project for New Regency Pictures and 20th Fox and can next be seen in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s TV series “The One Percent” for Starz.

Eastwood is repped by UTA and Harris and Freeman are repped by CAA. Fishburne is ripped by Paradigm.

Foresight will also be selling Rob Cohen’s “Category 5,” Michael Mailer’s “Blind,” Neil Bogart biopic “Spinning Gold” and sci-fi epic “Inversion” along the Croisette this year.

Screen – May 9, 2016

Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will start pre-sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Scott Eastwood and Ed Harris.

Laurence Fishburne is in final negotiations and Morgan Freeman in discussions to join The Last Full Measure, which Todd Robinson will direct from his screenplay.

Principal photography is scheduled to commence in September on the true story that follows efforts by a Pentagon investigator who teams up with Vietnam War veterans to posthumously award Air Force medic William Pitsenbarger the Medal Of Honor.

Lauren Selig, John Watson, Pen Densham, Julian Adams, Howard Burd and Foresight’s Mark Damon will produce, while Foresight’s Tamara Birkemoe serves as executive producer with Sidney Sherman.

Eastwood will be seen this summer in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad for Warner Bros and Oliver Stone’s Snowden for Open Road Films.

Harris recently wrapped production on the Untitled Warren Beatty Project for New Regency Pictures and 20th Century Fox, and will next be seen in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s TV series The One Percent for Starz.


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