EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and Ed Harris (Pollock) will star in The Last Full Measure for Emmy winner Todd Robinson (The Legend Of Billy The Kid), who directs based on his screenplay. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) is in final negotiations to board the project with Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) also in discussions to star. Production is set to begin this September. Lauren Selig, John Watson, Pen Densham, Julian Adams, Howard Burd and Mark Damon will produce. Tamara Birkemoe and Sidney Sherman will executive produce.
Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and will introduce the film at Cannes. The film is based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation and follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Eastwood) as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who sacrificed his life saving more than 60 soldiers ambushed by Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
Eastwood’s star shines ever brighter as the son of the Clint continues to bag roles in big productions. He will next appear in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad for Warner Bros and Oliver Stone’s Snowden for Open Road Films. He most recently boarded Fast 8 and also came aboard Crown Vic, a gritty, futuristic cop thriller he will star in with Alec Baldwin that Joel Souza wrote and will direct. That plot revolves around two LAPD officers navigating through their own personal turmoil while hunting down a couple of vicious cop killers.
Eastwood is repped by UTA and Joanne Horowitz Management.
Harris most recently wrapped production on the untitled Warren Beatty project for New Regency Pictures and 20th Century Fox, and will next be seen in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s TV series The One Percent for Starz. Freeman can next be seen in Now You See Me 2 for Lionsgate and MGM’s Ben Hur for Paramount Pictures. Fishburne will next appear in John Wick: Chapter Two for Lionsgate and Passengers for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Harris and Freeman are repped by CAA. Robinson and Fishburne are repped by Paradigm.