After the record breaking box office weekend results of Universal’s “FAST FIVE” (US$ 86.1 Mil), DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON will star in the big budget action packed thriller “SNITCH“.
It is our pleasure to announce that Front Row Filmed Entertainment and the Kuwait National Cinema Company(KNCC), have entered into an all rights agreement with Exclusive Media Group on SNITCH. Pre-production is currently underway and is aimed to start principal photography this coming June.
Based on the adrenaline pumped true story featured on a Frontline documentary, ”Snitch” centers on a devoted father whose son faces 30 years in prison after being set up in a drug deal. The father goes undercover in the drug world to make a bust that will free his son.
Nigel Sinclair, Guy East and Alex Brunner are producing. David Fanning and Gordon Gray are also producing. Ric Roman Waughn (Felon) will be directing.
A US Deal will be announced shortly after the Cannes film Festival if not during.
Front Row Filmed Entertainment currently represents, in the Middle East and North Africa,Exclusive Media Group (EMG) who is the holding company of Hammer Films, Spitfire Pictures and Newmarket Films and which have recently produced the Academy Award Nominated “THE WAY BACK” (dir. By Peter Weir. Jim Sturgess, Colin Farell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan and Mark Strong); “THE RESIDENT” (dir. By Antti Jokinen. Hilary
Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee), “LET ME IN” (dir. By Matt Reeves. Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smitt-Mcphee, Richard Jenkins). EMG is currently in post production stage with “THE WOMAN IN BLACK” (dir. James Watkins. Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer); “THE IDES OF MARCH” (dir. George Clooney. George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Woods) and “SO UNDERCOVER” (dir. Tom Vaughan. Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Piven).
Front Row and KNCC will be announcing 2 more EMG projects during Cannes along with their full slate of acquisitions.
We get so excited when local and regional companies make their mark internationally; lots of luck to Cinescape Kuwait, the Kuwait National Cinema Company in the future and thank you for supporting Khaleejesque and young talents in Kuwait.