Christopher Plummer will star opposite John Travolta in The Forger. The Forger is a heist picture spanning three generations The film also stars Tye Sheridan. Code Entertainment and The Solution are co-producing and co-financing the film, which Philip Martin is set to stat shooting in Boston in October.
The Forger tells the story of a former child 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 (Sheridan). Ray and his father, Joseph (Plummer), must join forces and find a way to pay back the mob syndicate which financed his release. The script was written by Richard D’Ovidio.
Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce alongside 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 representing international rights and is shopping the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. WME Global and ICM are 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.
Added Wilson and Nestel, “We feel privileged to have the legendary Christopher 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.”
D’Ovidio most recently wrote the screenplay for The Call starring Halle Berry. Martin is a BAFTA TV Award winning director known for directing television including episodes of Mo, Birdsong, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and Wallander.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter