Cannes: Foursome Team Up for Chicago Crime Boss Film 'Hubris'
CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Emjag Productions’ Alexandra Milchan, and Film 360’s Scott Lambert are teaming up to produce the thriller Hubris.
Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, the miniseries Carlos) will direct the film, which is inspired by a true story and based on an article by Hillel Levin.
Hubris follows a crew of thieves led by John Mendell who rob a pawn shop and discover it is a front for the most brutal crime boss in Chicago history, Tony Accardo.. CG Cinema and Orange Studios are financing.
The film, which marks the first time French helmer Assayas is shooting a film in the United States, is set to begin production in the second quarter of 2014.
The project was co-developed with Orange Studios and Frederique Dumas.
Recent Bluegrass films include Identity Thief, Ted and Safe House.
Film 360 is the film production arm of Management 360. The company’s recent films include the Meryl Streep starrer Hope Springs.
Assayas’ next film, Sils Maria, will shoot this summer.
He is represented by CAA and Intertalent in Paris.
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