Joe and Anthony Russo Sign First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures

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Joe and Anthony Russo

The directing team behind 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' begin their deal in April.

Joe and Anthony Russo, the directing team behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have signed a three-year, first-look deal with Sony Pictures.

The deal begins in April.

In a statement, production co-presidents Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella said, “Joe and Anthony Russo have demonstrated their ability to bring excitement, audacity and phenomenal commercial success to a variety of genres and endeavors, and we are proud to add them to the family. Their original voices and fearless execution are a tremendous addition to our studio.”

Stated the Russos: “The studio has created an environment that is not only collaborative but truly filmmaker-friendly, and we’re excited to begin developing both new and ambitious material with them.”
No projects were revealed, but the brothers became a hot commodity in Hollywood after the smash success, both commercial and critical, of Winter Soldier. Their next movie is Captain America: Civil War, which will begin shooting this year.

The duo reinvented themselves as action and genre moviemakers after years of working in television comedy with such shows as Community, Happy Endings and Arrested Development.

Sony hopes to put that versatility to good use as it resets itself after executive changes.

More to come.