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Nicolas Cage and Kelsey Grammer are partnering for the first time in Grand Isle, a thriller directed by Clint Eastwood’s long-standing camera operator Stephen S. Campanelli, whose credits include Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born.
VMI Worldwide is handling global sales of the film, which also stars KaDee Strickland (The Grudge) and Luke Benward (Dear John), and will introduce the project to buyers at the AFM.
Grand Isle will see Cage play a trigger-happy ex-Marine living on a quiet island in Louisiana with his seductive wife (Strickland). Forced to hire a cash-strapped handyman (Benward) to fix a fence destroyed while he was gunning down a home intruder, he finds his life taking a strange turn, and after a night filled with “greed, sex, violence and unspeakable discoveries,” a detective (Grammer) is brought in to lead a police investigation.
Grand Isle is produced by Raja Collins (True Memoirs of an International Assassin), Jeff Rice (2 Guns) and Jake Seal (Blaze). Executive producers include Justin Begnaud (Escape Plan), Film Keyz Production CEO Iver William Jallah (The Process), and VMI Worldwide president Andre Relis (War Pigs).
A version of this story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Oct. 31 daily issue at the American Film Market.
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