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Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich and Michael Jai White will star in Red 48, an indie action thriller from Yale Productions.
Jon Keeyes (The Harrowing) is directing the feature, which has an original script by Mickey Solis and is wrapping production this week in and around the Tri-State area.
Gibson will play Kyle Snowden, a troubled former Marine turned child protective service officer who must save an immigrant child from a dangerous criminal who has trapped them and other hostages inside a convenience store. Adding more power to the keg: The store is owned by the Snowden’s stepfather, Sam Safty, being played by Malkovich. White plays Sparks, the Safty’s no-nonsense bodyguard and confidant.
Gibson is also producing the project along with Keeyes. Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman are producing via their Yale Productions banner.
Executive producers and financiers include Zachary Tarica of The Forest Road Company, Matt Helderman and Luke Taylor of BondIt Media Capital, Roman Kopelevich and Roman Viaris of Red Sea Media, Three Point Capital, Michael Rothstein of Yale Productions, Shaun Sanghani, Luke Daniels, and Tyler W. Konney. Yale’s Jesse Korman is co-producing and Crystal Hill of Red Sea Media is associate producer.
Gibson is a six-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter who has been a key player in two multibillion-dollar franchises: Fast & Furious and Transformers. Next year, Gibson will star opposite Jared Leto in Sony’s Marvel movie Morbius and returns for F9. He is also attached to the role of singer Teddy Pendergrass in a Warner Bros. biopic. He is repped by APA and Pearlman & Tishbi.
Malkovich is coming off a turn opposite Steve Carell in Netflix’s high-profile Space Force series, and his recent feature credits include Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw, Clark Duke’s Arkansas and Bird Box with Sandra Bullock. He is repped by WME.
White is best known for his action work going all the way back to his breakout, Spawn. He recently wrapped a recurring role as hero Bronze Tiger in DC series Arrow. He is repped by Gersh and Craig Baumgarten at Wonder Street.
Yale Productions, repped by APA, is the company behind such films as Gillian Jacobs-Jemaine Clement movie I Used to Go Here and Crypto starring Kurt Russell. On its upcoming slate is Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Colette.
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