'Ray Donovan' Producer Bryan Zuriff Juggling Three Projects as Probation Ends
Zuriff, who was arrested two years ago in a high-stakes sports-betting sting, has three film projects in play, including a Warner Bros. movie with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller and Universal's 'Steve Jobs.'
A version of this story first appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Two years ago, Ray Donovan executive producer Bryan Zuriff made headlines when he was arrested in a high-stakes sports-betting sting. With his two years of probation just up (Zuriff also was sentenced to six months of home confinement, 300 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine), he has three projects in play. Arms and the Dudes, a Warners movie with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, is shooting with Todd Phillips, a good friend of Zuriff's, behind the camera.
Also shooting is Universal’s Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender. Zuriff is an EP on the film, out Oct. 9, for which he presciently optioned Walter Isaacson’s bio with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady before Jobs’ death. Zuriff also is EP on Cowboy Ninja Viking, a comic book adaptation that has lured John Wick helmers David Leitch and Chad Stahelski to direct and Chris Pratt to star. And he's also working on developing another project for TV.
"My relationships and all my friends stayed my friends. The silver lining is, you realize who the good people are in your life," Zuriff said when contacted by THR. "If you do the work and have good taste, your stuff will come together."