Aziz Ansari directing for the first time with good fortune at Lionsgate, a movie he will write and star alongside Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogen. Lionsgate will launch pic sales in Cannes next month, which is also when the cameras roll in Los Angeles. The story is under the wraps.
Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Beamed, said, “We’ve really found good fortune with this film. We love the script and have great faith in Aziz as a performer and director. And when you add in Seth and Keanu – two incredible, world-class talents – they come together to make the most of the film.” Together with Aziz, this has the potential to be a very special film for us. We moved quickly to get to grips with this project as soon as it became available.”
Pic was produced by Anthony Katagas, Alan Yang, and Ansari. Brady Fujikawa and John Humphrey are leading the film for Lionsgate. Dan Friedman, Phil Strena, John Biondo and Matt Leonetti were instrumental in negotiating the Lionsgate deal.
Ansari is a 7x Emmy nominee and 2x for his writing on the series Master of nothing, which he created with Alan Yang. He is also known for his 7 tracks as Tom Haverford Amusement parks and resorts. It is represented by WME, 3 Arts, Ocean Avenue, Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.
Reeves is currently starring in the huge hit Lionsgate John Wick: Chapter 4 Which just took in $350 million at the global box office and counting. He will next reprise his role as John Wick in Lionsgate ballet dancerStarring Ana de Armas. He is represented by WME, Sugar23 and Ziffren Brittenham.
Rogen is currently voicing the role of Donkey Kong in Super Mario Bros movie which is trending towards a billion at the global box office, the first picture of 2023 to do so. His next work as an actor includes the feature film stupid money and the AppleTV+ series Platonicopposite Rose Byrne. As a producer, his company Point Gray, along with Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, is based in Lionsgate. their next movieJoy Ride, will be released in July. The company also produced the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount. He is represented by UTA, Los Angeles Recreation Director, Felker Toczyk Sudelson Abramson McGuinness Ryan.
Catagas was honored with an Academy Award for his production of 12 years a slave. his latest movies Armageddon timing And Amsterdam.
Yang served as co-creator and showrunner Master of nothing Along with Ansari, he has won an Emmy Award for his writing. His most recent credits include co-creating and presenting the Apple TV+ series Looting starring Maya Rudolph. He is represented by WME and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
Ansari previously had another way out being mortal On Production On Searchlight, however, production was put on hold due to alleged inappropriate behavior by Bill Murray.
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