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JAMIE FOXX JOINS ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT'S BLINK


 

Noam Murro to Helm the 2014 Black List Script

 

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 15, 2015 – Atlas Entertainment announced today that Academy Award®-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Horrible Bosses) has joined Noam Murro’s BLINK. The Black List script was written by Hernany Perla. Production is slated to begin this fall, with Atlas Entertainment’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg producing and Atlas’ Jake Kurily serving as an executive producer. Highland Film Group (HFG) is handling international sales of the film to international territories at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Foxx plays a hospital caregiver tasked with caring for a mysterious victim of a bank robbery and as the two become closer, we discover that the caregiver has ulterior motives of his own. 

 

Murro recently directed Warner Bros.’ 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey, whichopened #1 at the box office and went on to gross over $337 million worldwide.

 

Foxx is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano. Murro is represented by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

 

ABOUT ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT

Atlas Entertainment, led by founder Charles Roven, produces blockbuster films as well as critically acclaimed features. Atlas Entertainment’s films have generated billions of dollars in revenues. Atlas is currently in production on Warner Bros. Pictures new action adventure SUICIDE SQUAD.  Writer and director David Ayer is bringing the DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen, and the all-star cast includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, and Viola Davis. Additionally, Atlas is also in production on Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film THE GREAT WALL from Legendary Pictures and Universal. The action fantasy film stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and William Dafoe and is slated for release November 23, 2016.  Atlas is in post-production on the highly anticipated feature film BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE for Warner Bros. directed by Zack Snyder set for release on March 25, 2016, as well as on Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures with a June 10, 2016 release. For television, Atlas Entertainment will soon begin filming Season Two of the SYFY series 12 MONKEYS, a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam and produced by Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. The Atlas team most recently collaborated with David O. Russell on the critically acclaimed box office hit AMERICAN HUSTLE which has grossed more than 250 million dollars in worldwide box-office.  Among its many accolades, the film won three BAFTA awards, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® including a Best Picture nomination for Atlas’ producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle.  It also received seven Golden Globe® nominations, winning three including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. 

 

ABOUT HIGHLAND FILM GROUP

Highland Film Group (HFG) was started in 2010 by Arianne Fraser, who partnered with Delphine Perrier in 2012 to form an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing.  HFG’s slate includes the box office hit INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED starring Eugenio Derbez, which grossed over $44 million in the U.S. box office, plus: Steven C. Miller’s EXTRACTION starring Bruce Willis; Rick Bieber’s THE OTHER starring Drea de Matteo, Jill Hennessy, and Dominic Sherwood; Kyle Newman’s BARELY LETHAL starring Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba and produced by Brett Ratner; Ami Canaan Mann’s JACKIE & RYAN starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival; Osgood Perkins’ FEBRUARY starring Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka; Gregor Jordan’s BOSWELL FOR THE DEFENCE starring Steve Coogan and produced by Steven Chasman; REVENGE FOR JOLLY starring Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Oscar Isaac, and Ryan Phillippe; and THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS starring Eva Longoria and Billy Bob Thornton.

 

Other films in which HFG was strategically involved in financing were PARTS PER BILLION starring Teresa Palmer, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson and Josh Hartnett; and MURDER OF A CAT starring Blythe Danner, Nikki Reed and Greg Kinnear.