Robert Davi is set to star in 8 Winds, which is said to be a neo-noir thriller along the lines of Robert Altman’s The Long Good Bye and Chinatown. Written and directed by Daniel J. Coplan, the pic centers on an over the hill filmmaker, a comedy club owner, and John Conover as they are drawn into an intrigue where a Russian Oligarch fights for control of California’s water. Davi is John T. Conover, an eccentric and reclusive billionaire who made his money selling bottled Wise Water. After his son commits suicide, he disappears from public view. 15 years later he is trying to make amends for some bad choices and ease his guilt. Leona Paraminski, Joe Sabatino and Chris Game co-star in the film which is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Exec producers are Eric Doctorow and Tom Skouras. Random Media will be releasing the film in this fall. Davi extensive acting credits include Die Hard, The Goonies, License to Kill, and The Expendables 3.
British actress Shannon Tarbet will co-star in Love Sarah, a UK baking drama which will mark the feature directorial debut of Eliza Schroeder. Written by Jake Brunger, the film follows a young woman who enlists the help of her mother’s best friend and her eccentric estranged grandmother to fulfill her late mother’s dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill. The pic, which is currently in production, is a UK-German co-production between Rajita Shah of Miraj Films and Rainstar Productions, along with Tonio Kellner and Jakob Zapf of Neopol Films. Film Seekers has international rights and will be introducing the film to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Tarbet last appeared on the big screen in Colette starring Keira Knightley and recently completed filming the second season of BBC America’s drama, Killing Eve, opposite Sandra Oh. She’s repped by United Agents and Inspire Entertainment.