Gravitas Acquires Horror Comedy ‘Too Late’, Mutiny Lands ‘Equal Standard’; ‘A Deadly Deed’ And ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ Add Cast – Film Briefs

By Patrick Hipes, Amanda N'Duka

Too Late
'Too Late' Gravitas Ventures

Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Too Late, a horror comedy that marks the debut feature from director D.W. Thomas and writer Tom Becker. Alyssa Limperis (Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun), Ron Lynch (Bob’s Burgers, Adventure Time), Will Weldon (This Isn’t Happening), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia), Jenny Zigrino (Bad Santa 2, 50 Shades of Black), Jack De Sena (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Brooks Wheelan (SNL) star.

Set in the Los Angeles indie comedy scene, the pic centers on Violet (Limperis), who works a thankless job as the assistant to Bob Devore (Lynch), famed comedian and host of the live variety show Too Late. But what only Violet knows is that Bob is a monster both literally and figuratively. Resigned to her fate, Violet is caught by surprise when she meets aspiring comedian Jimmy Rhodes (Weldon) and sparks fly. But as her feelings for Jimmy grow and Bob starts to doubt her loyalty, she and Jimmy could end up as Bob’s next meal.

The pic will bow day and date in select theaters, and on digital platforms on VOD on June 25.

Too Late is the perfect blend between monster movie and comedy, and one that fans of both genres will be able to enjoy over and over again,” said Brett Rogalsky, Gravitas Ventures’ manager of acquisitions. He negotiated the deal with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films.


Equal Standard
Equal Standard Mutiny Pictures

Mutiny Pictures has secured North American distribution rights to indie drama Equal Standard, which will get a limited theatrical release May 7 followed by a VOD and DVD bow in July. Law & Order: SVU‘s Ice-T stars alongside Tobias Truvillion (Hitch), Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods) and Maurice Benard.

Brendan Kyle Cochrane directed the film, which tells poignant, timely and politically charged stories of police in New York City struggling with race, rank, betrayal and loss. The film is inspired by the personal life experience of Taheim Bryan, who wrote the screenplay and will make his acting debut. Bryan and Ice-T also produced the film with Treach and Rob Simmons.

LevelFilm is partnering with Mutiny to handle the Canadian release.


Samantha Cope and Joey Lawrence Everett; AP

Samantha Cope (Where Are You, Bobby Browning?), Matthew Lawrence (Boy Meets World), Charleston Lawrence, Jennifer Taylor (God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness), Robert Davi (The Expendables) and Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey) have joined the cast of A Deadly Deed, a thriller being directed by Andrew Lawrence. Lawrence is reuniting with producer Tim Schaaf after the two worked together on last year’s heist film Money Plane.

A Deadly Deed follows Jackie (Cope), the heiress to her husband’s fortune after his death, who finally finds love again with a plastic surgeon, Kevin (Joey Lawrence). As tragedy continues around her, secrets about Kevin and her late husband’s family nefariously come to light, placing the lives of Jackie and her daughter in danger.

The Science for Dogs production is being repped for international sales by Taylor & Dodge.

Cope is rep’d by CESD Talent and Gel Entertainment. Matthew Lawrence is repped by Defining Artists Agency and Luber Roklin and Joey Lawrence is repped by Industry Entertainment and Artist & Brand Management. Taylor is repped by AEFH Talent and Patino Management Company. Davi is with Binder & Associates and CESD Talent.


Brittany Daniel Cynthia Daniel
(L-R) Brittany and Cynthia Daniel Courtesy Buchwald

Twins Brittany and Cynthia Daniel have joined the Disney+ remake of Cheaper by the Dozen, which stars Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union in an update of the franchise that now centers on a multiracial, blended family of 12 navigating a hectic home life and their family business.

The pic, written by Kenya Barris and Jenifer Rice-Genzuk and directed by Gail Lerner, is set to bow sometime in 2022. The Daniel sisters will play identical twins, Michelle (Brittany) and Melanie (Cynthia).

Brittany Daniel, who was a series regular on Sweet Valley High and The Game, has recent credits including ABC’s Black-ish and Netflix’s Black Excellence. She is repped by Buchwald and manager Heather Netzer.

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