Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi announce AMBI Media Group’s film BENT

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group Producing with Joseph O’Donnell’s Deadly Codes Productions the film BENT directed by the Academy Award Winner Bobby Moresco, starring Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara, Andy Garcia.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi announced that Karl Urban (“RED,” “Star Trek,” “Riddick”), multiple Golden Globe nominee Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family,” “Chef, “Machete Kills”) and Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia (“Ocean’s Eleven,” “The Godfather: Part III”, “The Untouchables”) have signed on to star in the revenge thriller “Bent” for Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group and Joseph O’Donnell’s Deadly Codes Productions.

Academy Award® winner Bobby Moresco (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby”) will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote himself, based on characters created by Joseph O’Donnell.

Producers are Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and Joseph O’Donnell.

“Bent” is a powerful action/suspense/thriller in the classic noir tradition. It’s the redemptive tale of Danny Gallagher (Karl Urban), a shamed and discredited narcotics detective who, upon his release from prison, makes plans to seek revenge on the accuser who framed him and killed his partner. In seeking out the truth of what happened the night his partner was killed, and he was framed, Gallagher investigates the mysterious car bomb murder of a local bookie’s sister. Gallagher soon discovers that the murder is connected to an elaborate conspiracy involving high-stakes treason with major international implications.

The story of the film examines the themes of loyalty and betrayal played out through the vast corruption of our most secret government agencies along with the compelling characters of society’s criminal underbelly. The story’s twists and turns force Gallagher to confront a ruthless, seductive government agent (Sofia Vergara), who may or may not be on his side; and his mentor Murtha (Andy Garcia), a retired cop, who’s fought corruption his entire career.

Producer Andrea Iervolino said, “’Bent’ delivers on the best of film noirs – a main character driven by revenge, who is forced to choose between the truth he knows, the evidence against that truth, and the woman he loves most in the world. Karl, Sofia and Andy are a powerful onscreen trio who have a rich story to work with, thanks to the brilliant story and characters created by Bobby and Joseph.”

Principal photography will commence this month in Rome, Italy.

Karl Urban is represented by UTA.  Andy Garcia is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Sofia Vergara is represented by UTA and management company Latin World Entertainment. Bobby Moresco is represented by ICM and Primary Wave Entertainment.

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