Christopher Plummer cast in heist film, THE FORGER Starring John Travolta
OSCAR WINNER CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER JOINS CAST OF ‘THE FORGER’ WILL STAR OPPOSITE JOHN TRAVOLTA(LOS ANGELES, CA) September 7, 2013 – Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (BEGINNERS, THE LAST STATION) joins the cast of heist film, THE FORGER, starring opposite two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner John Travolta and recent Venice Film Festival Award winner for Best New Young Actor Tye Sheridan (JOE, MUD), it was announced today by producers and co-financiers Code Entertainment’s (“Code”) Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”). The film, to be directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director, Philip Martin (BBC’s “Wallander”), will begin shooting in Boston in October. Starring as Travolta’s father and Sheridan’s grandfather, Plummer will play Joseph Cutter, the patriarch of the family that spans three generations in the film. Written by Richard D’Ovidio (THE CALL), THE FORGER tells the story of a formerchild art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, Will Cutter (Sheridan). Ray and his father, Joseph Cutter (Plummer), must come together to carry out one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release. Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce the film along with Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel will executive produce alongside The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as co-executive producers. The Solution is handling international sales at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, with WME Global and ICM Partners handling domestic sales. “Christopher Plummer brings elegance and class to an already astonishing cast. THE FORGER team welcomes Mr. Plummer with open arms and feels truly fortunate to include his enormous talents,” said Corley. “We feel privileged to have the legendaryChristopher Plummer joining the cast of THE FORGER. His extraordinary presence on screen is a welcome addition to the great cast featuring John Travolta and Tye Sheridan,” said Wilson and Nestel. Christopher Plummer won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for his performance in BEGINNERS opposite Ewan McGregor. His many film credits over the years include THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MURDER BY DECREE, THE INSIDER, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, THE LAST STATION and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. He will next be seen in Michael Radford’s ELSA & FRED with Shirley MacLaine and Marcia Gay Harden, and HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS with Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Stellan Skarsgård, both in post-production. He is currently filming IMAGINE opposite Annette Bening, Al Pacino and Jennifer Garner. Plummer is repped by ICM and The Pitt Group. ABOUT THE SOLUTION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP The Solution Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted, full service internationalsales and financing company which offers filmmakers access to development funding, production funding, production and post-production services as well as international distribution. The Solution was founded in 2012 by international sales veteran, Lisa Wilson, and leading film financier, Myles Nestel, who are both partners. The Solution’s current slate of titles includes FELONY starring Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney and Melissa George, which will world premiere at theToronto International Film Festival; GRAND PIANO starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, launching at the Sitges International Film Festival; action thriller NOVEMBER MAN starring Pierce Brosnan; romantic comedy 5 TO 7 starring AntonYelchin and Bérénice Marlohe, TWO NIGHT STAND starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton; LAGGIES starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell and David Mamet’s BLACKBIRD starring Cate Blanchett. ABOUT CODE ENTERTAINMENT Code Entertainment finances, develops and produces theatrical feature films, and through its Code Management divisionmanages writers, directors, novelists, and entertainment related estates. Founded in 1994, Code has produced 15 feature films (Kill The Irishman, You Kill Me, Drowning Mona, Noel), working with both emerging and established talent, including Academy Award®-winning actors, directors, composers and cinematographers. The company (www.Codeentertainment.com) operates with a revolving equity fund and produces and finances two to three films per year. Code Management since its inception in 2004 has established an important list of clients that write and direct for both independent and major studios. Code’s partners are Bart Rosenblatt, Al Corley, Eugene Musso, Rick Berg, and Rich Freeman. Jonathan Dana serves as marketing and sales representative for the company’s feature films.
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