NEW YORK, NY, March 3, 2013—Cross Creek Pictures President Brian Oliver and Exclusive Media’s Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East announced today that principal photography has begun in New York on A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES the new crime thriller starring Oscar® winner Liam Neeson (SCHINDLER’S LIST, TAKEN). Joining the cast are Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey); Ruth Wilson (ANNA KARENINA); Boyd Holbrook (THE HOST, MILK); David Harbour (SNITCH, END OF WATCH); Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story); and recording artist / U.S. X Factor (season 1) fan favorite, Astro.
Written and to be directed by Academy Award® nominated Scott Frank (OUT OF SIGHT, THE LOOKOUT), the film is based on one of 17 Matt Scudder novels written by acclaimed crime novelist Lawrence Block. The Scudder series has been in print for over 40 years and translated into over 20 languages. The movie is being produced by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, with their company Double Feature Films, with Danny DeVito and his company, Jersey Films along with Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is also produced and financed by Cross Creek Pictures with Exclusive Media under their joint co-production deal. Tyler Thompson, Cross Creek Pictures’ Executive Senior Vice President, will serve as executive producer along with Kerry Orent (DUPLICITY, DEFINITELY, MAYBE, MICHAEL CLAYTON). Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.
An ex-NYPD cop and recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the wives of drug dealers escalates to grisly murder, Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) and his brother (Boyd Holbrook) hunt the two men down and bring them to bloody justice. An unlicensed private detective, Matt gets help from his former colleague (Ruth Wilson) and a homeless 17 year-old artist, TJ (Astro.) Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself.
A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES will be shot on location in NY.
The film’s creative team includes award winning cinematographer Mihai Malaimare (THE MASTER, TETRO), andthe cult favorite genre production designer David Brisbin (PARANOIA, TWILIGHT: NEW MOON). Additionally, Jill Savitt (PREMIUM RUSH, SECRET WINDOW)is the film’s editor, Betsy Heimann (BROKEN CITY, PULP FICTION, JERRY MAGUIRE) the costume designer and Michael Barosky (WINTER’S TALE, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE) the sound mixer.
ABOUT EXCLUSIVE MEDIA
Exclusive Media is a vertically integrated global filmed entertainment company, founded in May 2008 with the backing of the strategic investment group Cyrte Investments. Exclusive Media develops, finances, produces, markets and distributes prestige and talent driven commercial and documentary feature films on a global basis.
Exclusive Media is run by a four member Executive Board with Nigel Sinclair as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Guy East as Co-Chairman, Simon Oakes as Vice Chairman and President of Hammer and Marc Schipper as Chief Operating Officer. Supporting the Executive Board in both the operational management and strategic expansion of the business is a strong team of highly skilled professionals who have a broad range of complementary experience.
Exclusive Media’s development and production activities operate through three specialist labels: UK based Hammer for genre titles, Spitfire Pictures for documentary features and the flagship label Exclusive Media for all other feature film production. Exclusive Media also enjoys a co-development and co-production deal with Cross Creek Pictures.
Exclusive Media’s international sales & distribution division maintains a strong marketing presence and represents the group’s in-house productions plus its growing library of almost 900 titles including the recently acquired library from Icon Entertainment International. The company also actively acquires third party feature films to further strengthen its international distribution slate. Additionally, under a unique and exclusive partnership with Scott Pictures, Exclusive Media handles the international sales and servicing for the production company’s theatrical feature films under a new and separate sales label called Scott Pictures International (SPI).
The company launched a US distribution company, Exclusive Releasing and holds a minority stake in Millennium Entertainment.
For further information about the company, our slate of films, library and our experienced management team please visit www.exclusivemedia.com
About Cross Creek Pictures
Cross Creek Pictures, formed by Timmy Thompson and Brian Oliver, is an independent film production and finance company that has a mandate of developing and strengthening the collaborative relationship between filmmakers and financiers. The firm recently inked a deal with Universal Pictures for a three-year distribution deal that will cover a minimum of six pictures produced and financed by Cross Creek Pictures.
The company fully finances its films through its private equity fund, tax incentives and international sales. The goal is to finance up to five films a year with ranging budgets. The company is currently in post-production on RUSH, the story of British Formula One driver James Hunt, which stars Chris Hemsworth, with Ron Howard directing, set for a September 2013 release by Universal Pictures, and is in pre-production on A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, written and directed by Scott Frank and starring Liam Neeson, scheduled to being filming in New York in mid-March. Additionally, the company is developing THE WOMAN IN BLACK follow up, THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH from a story by Susan Hill and produced with Talisman and Alliance Films, the comedy BATHING SUITS, written by Buck Henry; MCQUEEN, a Steve McQueen biopic written by James Gray and starring Jeremy Renner; and the crime drama DELIVERING GEN, written by Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”). The company recently premiered its film ARTHUR NEWMAN, starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
Cross Creek’s first production, Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN, grossed approximately $330 million worldwide and was nominated for four Golden Globe awards, with a win for Natalie Portman for Best Actress and five Academy Awards with Natalie Portman again winning Best Actress. Its follow up was George Clooney’s THE IDES OF MARCH, which garnered four Golden Globe nominations and an Academy award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. CBS Films released Cross Creek’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK, starring Daniel Radcliffe. The film has grossed over $130 million worldwide.