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13 Mar 2017

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COMMON TO STAR IN REVENGE ACTION THRILLER “QUICK DRAW” FOR LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA AND CONTENT MEDIA

 

Los Angeles, CA – March 13, 2017 – It was revealed today that Common ("John Wick: Chapter 2," "Suicide Squad," "Run All Night," "Selma," "Now You See Me") will star in a new revenge action thriller titled “Quick Draw” from Content Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura - producer of the blockbuster “Transformers” franchise, “Deepwater Horizon,” “Shooter,” and the “GI Joe” franchise among others.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film. Featuring hyper intense shoot-outs, choreographed car chases, and lightning fast hand-to-hand combat, the action in “Quick Draw” plays out across the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the film with Content Media’s Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt, through his Greenlit Creative company.

In addition to producing “Quick Draw,” Content Media is handling international sales, while CAA will handle USA.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura said: “Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us. The narrative he creates is incredibly rich and while intense action defines this movie, the story is also very much character driven. I’m very excited to work with Common, as well as our partners from Content Media, who really comprehend the global potential for the film.”

Content’s Jamie Carmichael and Tom Butterfield said: “’Quick Draw’ is an action packed revenge thriller with character, pathos and extraordinary fire power. Lorenzo is one of the most talented, successful and consummate producers working today and we’re thrilled to be working with him, David and Harris – and Common is dream casting for this role.  We could not be more excited to bring this dynamic project to our friends and clients around the world.”

Principal photography will commence this summer.

Common is a popular and accomplished recording artist, actor, film producer and activist. His multidimensional acting career includes significant starring roles in the films “Selma,” “Run All Night,” “Date Night,” “American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Smokin Aces,” and “Street Kings.” He also starred as Elam Ferguson on the AMC western television series “Hell on Wheels.”

Common won the 2015 Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award® for Best Original Song for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.  He also won an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Selma.”

Common is represented by CAA, his manager Derek Dudley, and his attorney David Fox.

Harris Goldberg is represented by David Greenblatt’s Greenlit Creative; law firm Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein; and Spitfire Entertainment.

In addition to “Quick Draw,” Content’s impressive film slate includes the comedy “An Actor Prepares” starring Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston; the documentary “Elian” executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, the sci-fi mystery “Origin Unknown” starring Katee Sackhoff; Sundance’s “Cries from Syria” directed by Academy Award® nominee Evgeny Afineevsky; Dan Bush’s supernatural thriller heist “The Vault”, starring James Franco, Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning and Scott Haze; the Manolo Blahnik documentary “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards;  action-thriller “The Worker”, starring Michael Peña, directed by action director Dan Bradley and produced alongside Jeremy Renner’s company The Combine; a documentary feature about the inspiring, Olympic hero turned convicted murder Oscar Pistorius (“Pistorius”); the Maria Callas biopic “Callas & Onassis”, starring Noomi Rapace with Niki Caro directing; the documentary “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”, directed by Jon Brewer; and Sci-Fi epic feature “Higher Power”.