Oscar winner Al Pacino (The Godfather), Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen (green paper), Oscar-nominated John Travolta (pulp Fiction), BAFTA winner Shia LaBeouf (honey boy), Rebecca Pidgeon, winner of the NBR award (Heist) and Golden Globe-nominated singer and actress Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt) are set to star in the thriller Assassinationwe can reveal.
The film, which Arclight is launching for the walking sticks market, will be directed by the Pulitzer Prize winner and Oscar nominee David Mamet (Walk the dog) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nicholas Celozzi.
Assassination will chronicle the fateful murder of John F. Kennedy from the perspective of the mob, reimagining his death as a hit ordered by Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana as payback for JFK’s attempt to undermine the crowd after helping get him elected (this thread formed a large part of Oliver Stone jfk).
Co-writer Celozzi is Giancana’s great-nephew. Acclaimed cinematographer Robert Elswitt, who won an Oscar for there will be bloodis on board as director of photography.
Pic is produced by Corey Large (It follows) and Nicolas Celozzi (The class). Executive producers are John Burnham, Gary Hamilton and Pia Patatian of Arclight Films, Jordan Nott, Bernie Gewissler and Amar Balaggan. Funding comes from 308 Companies.
Production is expected to begin in September in Vancouver.
“With the undeniable talent of David Mamet at the helm and our stellar cast led by Viggo Mortensen, Al Pacino, Shia LaBeouf and John Travolta, the stars have truly aligned. Assassination is a gripping, gripping thriller set in a pivotal time in American history, brilliantly crafted by Mamet – it’s an absolutely fantastic project. said Arclight Films President Gary Hamilton.
American playwright Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen Ross And Accelerate the plow. It received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for Walk the dog And The verdict. His screenwriting credits also include The postman always rings twice, The Incorruptibles, Hoffa And Hannibal. He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Glengarry Glen Rosswhich featured Pacino.
Arclight Films’ current slate of films also includes comedy Arthur’s Whiskey with Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton and the Sundance title Fairyland starring Scoot McNairy and Emilia Jones and produced by Sofia Coppola.