Los Angeles, CA (February 8, 2023) – Liam Neeson is set to star in director Neil Jordan’s (The Crying Game, Marlowe, Interview with a Vampire) upcoming thriller The Riker’s Ghost, it was announced today by Capstone’s Christian Mercuri. The leading Los Angeles based production and sales company is handling international sales and will introduce to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market. CAA Media Finance is handling US rights.
Parallel Film’s Alan Moloney and Endurance Media’s Steve Richards will produce. Jake Katofsky and Susan Mullen will co-produce with Rupert Wyatt also serving as producer. In addition to producing, Richards’ Endurance will also finance.
This is a reuniting in many ways for Jordan, Neeson, and Moloney, who recently teamed up to make the mystery thriller Marlowe. Neeson and Richards, have worked together on a number of titles including the action thriller Non-Stop, which made over $222.8 million in global box-office, and mystery-thriller Unknown, which made $136.1 million in global box-office, among others.
The film, written by Sean O’Keefe (Spenser Confidential), Brian Rudnick (Dungeons & Dragons), and Jordan is set to commence principal photography from September 2023.
The Riker’s Ghost follows a convict set for release (Neeson) who is forced to break a terrorist out of prison, when his lawyer is kidnapped, as he is the only one who knows a way out.
“This is a unique take on the prison escape,” said Jordan. “A bare knuckle ride from incarceration to freedom, by someone who just wants to finish his term. The reluctant escapee will be played by Liam Neeson, and I can’t wait to explore this character with him.”
“I am thrilled to be joining forces again with Neil and Liam,” said Moloney. “We have put together an elite team to support Neil’s scripted and directorial vision. This one will have you on the edge of your seat.”
One of today’s most recognizable stars, Neeson has appeared in some of the most iconic films including Taken, Schindler’s List, and Batman Begins. With over 100 combined film, television, and stage credits to his name, Neeson has many new films plowing towards the screen, including Retribution from director Nimród Antal and Lionsgate. Over the course of his career, Neeson’s films have grossed over $7 billion worldwide. Neeson is represented by Chris Andrews at CAA.
Jordan is best known as the director of Oscar winning The Crying Game, the beloved hit that pulled at audiences worldwide. He is also known for his work on a variety of titles including Interview with a Vampire starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, Greta starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert, Michael Collins starring Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, and Ian Hart, and Breakfast on Pluto and Alan Moloney produced drama starring Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson.
Capstone Global and Capstone Studios are an independent financing, production and worldwide sales company focused on high quality commercial films for a global audience. Established in 2017, Capstone is headed by renowned sales and distribution veteran Christian Mercuri who has sold, financed and produced over 260 feature films to date. In its first years, the company has worked with International stars such as Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Mila Kunis, Chris Pratt, Gerard Butler, Ethan Hawke, and many more. Prior to forming Capstone, Mercuri co- financed and distributed projects such as The Wolf of Wall Street, The Expendables, Dumb and Dumber To, and Out of the Furnace.
ABOUT ENDURANCE MEDIA
Endurance Media is a feature film finance and production company based in Santa Monica, CA. Started in 2015, Endurance utilizes a $250 million financing structure to produce and finance films in the $20 – 60 million range. The Company also launched with a strategic alliance with Entertainment One, serving as both an equity partner and distributor for the films in multiple territories. In addition to Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down a President, Endurance has also released Villa Capri starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo, and Come Away starring David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie. Awaiting release is Freelance starring John Cena, Alison Brie, Juan Pablo Raba and Christian Slater. Upcoming productions include The Killer’s Game with Lionsgate and Afterburn with Original Film.
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