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Neon Names Jason Wald as Vice President of Production, Acquisitions

Jason Wald has joined indie film studio Neon as vice president of acquisitions and production.Wald joins the Oscar-winning shop from Searchlight Pictures. He will report to Jeff Deutchman, executive vice president of acquisitions and production. The company, behind hits like “Parasite” and “I, Tonya,” is seeking to ramp up original production in addition to curating […]

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Frank Grillo Slams ‘Copshop’ for Editing His ‘Colorful’ Performance

Release the Joe Carnahan cut? According to action star Frank Grillo, post-production on the new action thriller “Copshop” (out now from Open Road Films) amounted in a “castrated” version of his performance, which is why it’s now being excoriated by critics, as he claims. Grillo, who stars opposite Gerard Butler, doesn’t blame his friend and […]

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‘Boss Level’ Review: A Welcome Return from Joe Carnahan Is Also the Star Vehicle Frank Grillo Deserves

It’s been nearly seven years since Joe Carnahan’as last film, but the stylistic hallmarks of his work remain unmistakable. The director of muscular genre fare has always had a feel for composition and camera movement a cut above some of his peers. In movies like “Smokin’ Aces” and “The Grey,” he achieved a level of […]

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Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning Among Those Joining Olivia Munn in ‘The Gateway’ (Exclusive)

Frank Grillo, Keith David, Taryn Manning and Mark Boone Junior have joined the ensemble cast of “The Gateway.”They join Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern and Zach Avery with Michele Civetta directing. Andrew Levitas is producing under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongside Stephen Israel.The pic follows Parker, a downtrodden social worker in the grips of […]

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Frank Grillo to Star in the Thriller ‘Hell on the Border’

Frank Grillo is set to star in the action-thriller “Hell on the Border” with Wes Miller directing.Miller also penned the script with Curtis Nichouls, Henry Penzi, and Sasha Yelaun producing. Ron Perlman is also on board to co-star.Plot details are unknown at this time. Production is currently underway in Birmingham, Ala.Grillo has a slew of […]

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Frank Grillo to Star in the Thriller ‘Hell on the Border’

Frank Grillo is set to star in the action-thriller “Hell on the Border” with Wes Miller directing.Miller also penned the script with Curtis Nichouls, Henry Penzi, and Sasha Yelaun producing. Ron Perlman is also on board to co-star.Plot details are unknown at this time. Production is currently underway in Birmingham, Ala.Grillo has a slew of […]

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Joe Carnahan’s ‘Boss Level’ Bought by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired Joe Carnahan’s action-thriller “Boss Level” for a wide theatrical U.S. release in 2019.ESMP acquired the movie from The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Written and directed by Carnahan, “Boss Level” follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (portrayed by Frank Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in […]

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Ken Jeong & Mathilde Ollivier Join Mel Gibson In ‘Boss Level’ Thriller

Exclusive: The Hangover actor Ken Jeong and newcomer Mathilde Ollivier are set to play opposite Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, and Naomi Watts in Boss Level, the Emmett/Furla Oasis Films’ action thriller written and directed by Joe Carnahan.The pic centers on retired Special Forces veteran, Roy (Grillo), who is trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in […]

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