EXCLUSIVE: The London-based producer has started talking to Hollywood agents about directors for Exit Point, a BASE jumping action thriller written by Tom Williams (Chalet Girl) and award-winning Sunday Times journalist Ed Caesar. Constance Media hopes to shoot summer 2011 in the UK, France, Norway and United Arab Emirates. Naghdi is pitching this heist movie as “Man On Wire meets Point Break.” BASE jumping is the extreme sport of jumping off a skyscraper wearing a parachute. Caesar’s original Sunday Times Magazine article told how two men broke into the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and base-jumped 155 floors down. Williams and Caesar are repped by Sean Gascoine at United Agents. Naghdi tells me: “Nobody’s done a BASE jumping thriller before. When the Europeans do thrillers properly, we do them really well.”
Naghdi used to be an entertainment lawyer at City law firm Bird & Bird, where his clients included Woody Allen. Since then Constance Media has helped finance projects including Ealing Studios’ I Want Candy and Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale. Naghdi has also co-produced Incendiary, starring Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams, and produced Boogie-Woogie, starring Amanda Seyfried, Danny Huston and Gillian Anderson.