Broad Green Pictures has scheduled opening dates for three films: The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston, which is going wide on August 31, 2016; Rodrigo Garcia’s Jesus tale Last Days In The Desert starring Ewan McGregor, a limited release on May 13, 2016; and The Dark Horse starring Cliff Curtis, also limited, on April 1, 2016.
Newcomer Broad Green has been busy this fall, releasing 99 Homes and I Smile Back and the docu Song Of Lahore in the awards-season corridor. It also recently optioned a Tennessee Williams biography for a biopic, and has in the pipeline John Ridley’s L.A. Riots project with Imagine, and a Bad Santa sequel with Miramax.
Infiltrator, directed by Brad Furman, is a true-life account of one of history’s largest and most elaborate stings. Broad Green is setting a wide release for the pic and it will debut on the Wednesday before Labor Day weekend with its only rival being Sony’s horror title Patient Zero. Set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, The Infiltrator tells the story of undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur (Cranston) AKA Robert Musella, who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez and Amy Ryan co-star on a script from Ellen Brown Furman, based on Robert Mazur’s biography.
Writer-director Rodrigo Garcia’s Last Days In The Desert stars McGregor as Jesus in an imagined chapter from his 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert. Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds and Ayelet Zurer co-star.
The Dark Horse, from writer-director James Napier Robertson, is based on the life of chess champion Genesis Potini. Both titles are set as limited releases.