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Monday, August 15, 2016

VILLA CAPRI Starring MORGAN FREEMAN Begins Production

MORGAN FREEMAN, TOMMY LEE JONES, RENE RUSSO JOINED BY JOE PANTOLIANO, GLENNE HEADLY, SHERYL LEE RALPH, ELIZABETH ASHLEY, GEORGE WALLACE, GRAHAM BECKEL, MEL RAIDO AND NICK PEINE ON ‘VILLA CAPRI

Principal Photography Begins August 15

Villa Capri starring Academy Award®-winners Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me 2, Unforgiven, Lucy), Tommy Lee Jones (Jason Bourne, The Fugitive, JFK) and Rene Russo (The Intern, Thor franchise) will begin principal photography August 15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Freeman, Lee and Russo will be joined by newly announced cast members Joe Pantoliano (Bad Boys, “Sense8,” “The Sopranos”), Glenne Headly (HBO’s “The Night Of,” Don Jon), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Ray Donovan”), Elizabeth Ashley (“Treme”), comedian George Wallace (“Arli$$,” “Drunk History”), Graham Beckel (AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire”), Mel Raido (The Disappointments Room, Legend) and Nick Peine (Office Christmas Party, Shameless).

Villa Capri is being directed by Academy Award® nominee Ron Shelton. The film is being financed by Entertainment One (eOne) and Endurance Media. Billy Gerber and Endurance’s Steve Richards are producing. Steve Barnett, John Mass and Alan Simpson are executive producers on the film. eOne will directly distribute the action comedy in Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain. The movie will be distributed in the U.S. by Broad Green Pictures. Sierra/Affinity represents foreign sales for the remaining international territories as part of its sales and distribution alliance with eOne.

Villa Capri, is a two-hander action comedy, in the vein of Midnight Run, about an ex-military operative (Tommy Lee Jones) and a smooth-talking former lawyer (Morgan Freeman) who have to put aside their petty rivalry to defend their beloved resort community against an imposing threat. Meanwhile, the ladies of Villa Capri are fending off a threat of their own, as a young beautiful newcomer (Rene Russo) enters the picture and seems to be stealing all the attention.

Barry Peterson (Central Intelligence, 22 Jump Street) is director of photography, Guy Barnes (“The Messengers,” Good Kill) is production designer and Carol Oditz (The Break-Up, Take Me Home Tonight) is costume designer.

Russo is represented by John Crosby Management, Pantoliano is represented by APA, Headly is represented by Untitled Entertainment and ICM Partners, Ralph is represented by LINK Entertainment, Ashley is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Wallace is represented by Elements Entertainment, and Beckel is represented by Hess Entertainment.

About Endurance Media
Launched by veteran film-executive Steve Richards in 2015, Santa Monica-based Endurance Media has quickly become a hub for top-tier filmmakers wanting to bring compelling stories to life. Endurance shares a strategic distribution alliance with international powerhouse Entertainment One and recently wrapped production on the historical spy thriller “Felt,” written and directed by Peter Landesman and starring Academy Award® nominees Liam Neeson and Diane Lane. They are currently in production on action comedy “Villa Capri,” due in theaters next summer, written and directed by Ron Shelton and starring Academy Award®-winners Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

www.entertainmentone.com

About Broad Green Pictures

Broad Green Pictures, founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014, is a fully-integrated movie studio with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences. The studio creates and distributes theatrical films derived from in-house development and production, as well as acquisitions and co-productions across a multitude of platforms. The studio’s upcoming slate includes Bad Santa 2, a co-production with Miramax, Step Sisters and Villa Capri. Broad Green will also release Terrence Malick’s untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender. Previously released films include A Walk in the Woods, The Infiltrator, Amazon Studio’s The Neon Demon, the critically-acclaimed 99 Homes, I Smile Back, Learning to Drive, Knight of Cups and The Dark Horse.

Broad Green Pictures online:
Website: broadgreen.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/broadgreen
Twitter: Twitter.com/broadgreen
Instagram: Instagram.com/broadgreen

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