Alex Pettyfer, Frank Grillo, Maria Bakalova to Star in ‘Branded’

“Magic Mike” star Alex Pettyfer, Frank Grillo (“Kingdom”) and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s” Maria Bakalova are established to star in “Branded.”

Tom Hopper will also show up in the film.

Kieron Hawkes (“Power”) is established to direct the element, which is dependent on New Yorker report “The Brand” by longform journalist David Grann, whose book “Killers of the Flower Moon” has been tailored in the approaching Martin Scorsese movie of the exact same title. Alessandro Camon (“The Messenger”) has written the screenplay for “Branded.”

“Branded” tells the tale of America’s jail gangs, with Pettyfer enjoying Taylor, a soccer player incarcerated for murdering a drug seller who joins a white gang in San Quentin. Grillo will participate in the gang’s leader Carter, who sees Taylor as his future alternative.

When the authorities try out to disband the gang by dispersing its members all over the prison program, Taylor shortly finds himself at the helm of a veritable felony empire. But with his spouse Lilly (Bakalova) expecting the couple’s to start with boy or girl as the gang’s violence escalates, Taylor starts off to problem his choices, deliberating no matter whether to give up his daily life of crime – and with it the status and money – in order to be a much better father.

The film is currently in pre-output and is set for a drop get started date.

HanWay Movies is repping international income rights, with the movie established to launch income at Cannes. CAA Media Finance has picked up U.S. rights.

“Branded” is an Id Media output in affiliation with Dark Desires Amusement. Grillo creates along with Anthony Mastromauro (“The Outdated Gentleman & The Gun”) and Alessandro Camon (“Wall Street: Cash Never ever Sleeps”). Pettyfer and Ash Avildsen (“Paradise City)” provide as government producers.

“I simply cannot assume of a superior husband or wife than HanWay in acquiring behind this epic gangster story, chronicling the rise of jail gangs in the age of mass incarceration, and one man’s individual journey to hell and back again,” explained Mastromauro. “It’s an honor to carry an additional of David Grann’s persuasive investigative stories to lifestyle. Commencing with a wonderful script by Alessandro Camon, supported by the eyesight and enthusiasm of our director Kieron Hawkes. I couldn’t be additional enthusiastic about this amazing cast setting up with the energy and vulnerability of Alex Pettyfer, the brilliance of Maria Bakalova, alongside with the existence of Tom Hopper and the raw and immense expertise, of my companion, Frank Grillo. We imagine we have all the ingredients to make a timeless piece of basic cinema.”

Grillo additional: “I couldn’t be much more energized to carry Alessandro’s script to existence with this excellent solid. I have been included from the commencing and to see this ultimately come with each other, with Kieron Hawkes directing is a actual desire occur correct for me.”

HanWay Movies handling director Gabrielle Stewart commented: “This is a true criminal offense tale on a scale that is equally uncommon and completely compelling, with amazing figures that stay in an extreme world exactly where the two brawn and brains participate in their component in survival and success. It captures the building of an empire adopted by its collapse at the hands of a guy who observed function and riches in the confines of incarceration.”

Pettyfer is represented by ICM and Unbiased Expertise Team, Grillo by CAA, Administration 360 and 42West, Bakalova by CAA, Brookside Artist Administration and Perception Management & Output and Hopper by Gersh, Administration 360 and Waring McKenna in the British isles. Hawkes is represented by CAA and 42, Camon is represented by Verve Talent and Literary Agency and Lit Enjoyment Team.