EXCLUSIVE: Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment is partnering with Tom Thayer and Fortress Features’ Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes to produce The Super, with production just getting underway in New York. Written by Black Swan scribe John J. McLaughlin and directed by The Good Neighbor‘s Stephan Rick in his U.S. debut, the film stars Chicago PD’s Patrick Flueger and Val Kilmer, with Mattea Marie Conforti, Taylor Richardson, Paul Ben-Victor, Yul Vazquez, Louisa Krause and Okierete Onaodowan co-starring. The film centers on suspicious activity in a large New York City apartment building. Flueger plays Phil Logan, a mysterious new super of the building, where strange disappearances often go unnoticed for days. Kilmer plays Walter, a contentious maintenance man, who is at odds with Logan.
“I’ve had this idea for 45 years,” said Wolf. “The idea that supers in buildings have your keys terrifies me. I’m very excited to be moving into the genre filmmaking space with Tom and the Fortress guys.”
Wolf has been a Gotham production fixture for decades with his Law & Order iterations, but his company also won a Best Documentary Oscar for Twin Towers, and a Grammy for The Doors docu When You’re Strange. He’s taken the opportunity to give Flueger a shot in features, as Wolf Entertainment produces Chicago PD among its five shows currently on the air through Universal Television.
Kilmer most recently wrapped the Tomas Alfredson-directed Jo Nesbo novel adaptation The Snowman for Universal opposite Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloe Sevigny and J.K Simmons.
Thayer and Wolf previously produced the Emmy-winning Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee for HBO, and Fortress was behind The Collector franchise and the upcoming The Neighbor, which Anchor Bay releases this fall.