Producers Peter Pastorelli, Marshall Johnson and Eddie Rubin have partnered to launch Long Road Film, a production outfit with the goal of producing multiple films per year with budgets of $5 million-$10 million. The New York-based joint venture has signed with Gersh for representation, and its first project will be the The Last Poker Game, a drama starring Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino and Maria Dizzia.
Last Poker Game follows Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Landau), who has just moved into a new manor with his ailing wife. After forming an unlikely friendship with a womanizing gambler (Sorvino), their relationship is tested when they each tries to convince a mysterious nurse (Dizzia) that he is her long-lost father. Written and directed by Howard Weiner, it’s executive produced by Dennis Selko.
Also in development from Long Road is the film Consume, written by Milan Tomasevic, among other to be announced projects.
Peter Pastorelli’s credits include the Netflix film Beasts Of No Nation, which he produced alongside Johnson, and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby. Johnson’s other credits include Blue Valentine and A Place Beyond The Pines; Rubin’s credits include Love And Honor, as well as several music videos, films and TV shows.