Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group and Silvio Muraglia’s Paradox Studios are Financing and Producing the Film “Finding Steve McQueen” with Anthony Mastromauro’s Identity Films.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi was revealed that Travis Fimmel (“Warcraft,” “Vikings”) will star with Kate Bosworth (‘Superman Returns,” “21”), William Fichtner (“The Dark Night,” “Armageddon”), and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) in the heist movie “Finding Steve McQueen,” which Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider,” “Daredevil,” “Elektra”) will direct.
Also joining the cast in supporting roles are John Finn (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Glory”), Rhys Coiro (“Entourage”), and Louis Lombardi (“Jersey Boys,” “Runner Runner”).
“Finding Steve McQueen” is based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history. In 1972 a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund. Keith Sharon (“Showtime’) and Ken Hixon (“City by the Sea”) wrote the screenplay.
The film is being produced by Anthony Mastromauro (Identity Films), Silvio Muraglia (Paradox Studios), Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi (AMBI Group), and Alexandra Klim. Mikael Wiren will executive produce.
AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, is handling global sales and will be introducing the project to buyers in Toronto during TIFF.
Principal photography is slated to begin next month in Atlanta, Georgia.
Said Andrea Iervolino, “Aligning a cast of this caliber with a fearless director like Mark has us all excited to see this story come to life. This is an explosive, character-driven film, smartly told in a way that will keep audiences guessing throughout. We’re eager to bring this amazing group together and start shooting in just a few weeks.”
Said Silvio Muraglia, “This is the most amazing script I’ve ever read, it’s hard to believe it’s actually a true story. I’m proud and excited to bring it to the screen with such a talented director and a great cast.”
Said Anthony Mastromauro, “I’m excited to see this caliber of talent come together on a project that has been near and dear to my heart for some time. Mark Steven Johnson has put together a wonderful cast led by Travis Fimmel, who I believe is a movie star in the making, and I’m thrilled to have him lead a truly fantastic cast.”