EXCLUSIVE: Tim Blake Nelson (Old Henry) will topline the boxing drama Bang Bang from director Vincent Grashaw (What Josiah Saw), which has wrapped manufacturing in Kentucky. (A primary-look nonetheless from the pic will be discovered above.)

The movie written by The Sopranos actor Will Janowitz follows Bernard “Bang Bang” Rozyski (Nelson), a bitter, retired boxer who’s tasked with caring for his grandson. He makes use of the chance to settle his oldest grudge by forcing his kin into embracing the candy science. Others set to star embody Glenn Plummer (Gifted), Andrew Liner (Vampire Academy), Erica Gimpel (Veronica Mars), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Being the Ricardos), Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World franchise) and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed). 

Bang Bang marks Grashaw’s second manufacturing with Randomix Productions, which additionally produced his critically acclaimed Shudder Original, What Josiah Saw. The movie is produced by Ran Namerode and Angelia Adzic (Randomix Productions), and Cole Payne (Traverse Media), in addition to Grashaw and Janowitz. Exec producers embody Jesse Ozeri, Dane Eckerle and Nicolaas Bertelsen.  

“This challenge hits probably the most private to me. I grew up loving the game of boxing, however the script tackled parts I hadn’t seen earlier than in a film; the aftermath of a troubled fighter’s profession,” mentioned Grashaw. “I discovered it an extremely shifting, tragic story, but additionally extraordinarily humorous. Tim Blake Nelson blew me away within the function and I can’t wait to share it with an viewers.”

“This function presents challenges I’ve not had as an actor,” remarked Nelson, “however extra importantly, it’s a part of a mordantly good and shocking script being realized by an excellent storyteller in Vincent Grashaw.”

“Vince is presented with distinctive expertise, and round him we assembled an impressive staff, from an awesome author via a improbable forged to an awesome crew and manufacturing staff,” added Namerode, who heads up Randomix Productions, “and we’re all satisfied that Bang Bang

will actually contact individuals’s hearts.”   

Nelson is a adorned actor, playwright and filmmaker who lately led Potsy Ponciroli’s acclaimed Shout! Factory Western Old Henry, additionally showing in Showtime’s George & Tammy, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities for Netflix, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and Nightmare Alley, and the STX sports activities drama National Champions. Other upcoming initiatives for him embody Ponciroli’s crime comedy Providence, Ken Wapis’ Thelma, Renny Harlin’s action-thriller The Bricklayer, his son Henry Nelson’s characteristic directorial debut Asleep in My Palm, Dexter Fletcher’s Ghosted for Apple, Marvel’s Captain America: New World Order and Rian Johnson’s Peacock sequence, Poker Face.

Grashaw is repped by Gersh and Link Entertainment; Janowitz by KMR Talent and Gersh; Nelson by UTA, Gateway Management Company and Brecheen Feldman Breimer; Plummer by Greene Talent; Liner by AKA Talent Agency, Silver Lining Entertainment and Meyer & Downs; Gimpel by TCA Mgmt and Juliet Green Management; Arianda by by CAA and Schreck Rose Dapello; Pineda by UTA, Kirsten Ames Management and Schreck Rose Dapello; and Corrigan by A3 Artists Agency and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. 

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