EXCLUSIVE: Mimran Schur partners Jordan Schur and David Mimran have made a deal with Lionsgate to co-finance a slate of films. That deal comes after the parties funded Warrior, the Gavin O’Connor-directed drama about a torn family of mixed martial arts fighters that stars Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte and opens Friday. The companies also co-financed the upcoming Rapturepalooza, which was produced for Lionsgate’s microbudget films initiative and stars Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick and Ken Jeong. The film takes a comedic look at life after the fallout of a religious apocalypse.
The companies are now figuring out the next films to co-finance together. Said Schur: “This partnership is an important step in the evolution of our company. We are excited to partner with Lionsgate on these two films, and hope to develop a diverse and compelling slate of films in the future together.”
Said Lionsgate co-COO and Motion Picture Group president Joe Drake: “This relationship holds a lot of value and promise for both Lionsgate and our friends at Mimran Scur, and we look forward to exploring further finance and production options with them for films on both of our slates.” Since forming in 2009, Schur and Mimran made the John Curran-directed Edward Norton-Robert De Niro psychological thriller Stone and the Malcolm Venville-directed Henry’s Crime with Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan.
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