Broad Green Checks Into Morgan Freeman-Tommy Lee Jones Comedy ‘Villa Capri’; Pic To Open Aug. 2017 – Cannes

Broad Green Pictures has finalized a deal to distribute Ron Shelton’s Villa Capri starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones stateside and to co-produce the film with Entertainment One (eOne), Billy Gerber and Endurance’s Steve Richards.

Broad Green has set Villa Capri release for Labor Day weekend on August 25, 2017, a slot that worked well for them for the older adult-skewing A Walk in the Woods. That pic opened to $8.2M and yielded close to a four multiple with a domestic B.O. of $29.5M.

Principal photography in New Mexico begins this summer. John Mass and Alan Simpson are EPS on the film.

Villa Capri, is a two-hander action comedy, in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent (Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program (Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

eOne and Endurance Media are financiers on Villa Capri. eOne will handle the title in Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain. Sierra/Affinity has foreign sales for the remaining overseas rights at this year’s Cannes Film Market.

President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Marc Danon negotiated the deal on behalf of Broad Green Pictures. Freeman and Jones are both represented by CAA. Shelton is managed by Oasis Media Group.

 

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/05/morgan-freeman-tommy-lee-jones-villa-capri-broad-green-1201755966/