James Caan and Morena Baccarin to Star Alongside Pierce Brosnan in Phillip Noyce Directed Thriller Fast Charlie

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Screen Media and Foresight Unlimited, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, today announced James Caan and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool) will star alongside Pierce Brosnan in the upcoming hitman thriller Fast Charlie, to be directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt, Clear & Present Danger). The original screenplay is written by Richard Wenk (The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer), inspired by the Edgar Award-nominated novel Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler. Daniel Grodnik (Bobby) and Mitchell Welch (Chain of Command) will produce. Screen Media’s David Fannon and Seth Needle, and Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe, and David Nagelberg will executive produce on behalf of the companies. Foresight is handling ongoing international sales. The film is scheduled to begin production on March 30th in New Orleans. 

 Director Phillip Noyce commented on the casting, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have James Caan and Morena Baccarin aboard. I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Morena and Pierce. Not to be cute, but they really do make a killer couple.”

Charlie Swift (Brosnan) has worked for his aging mob boss Stan (Caan) for twenty years, skillfully operating as a prolific fixer and efficient hitman. When a rival boss moves to eliminate Stan and his entire team, he fails in wiping the team clean. Now on his own, Charlie will stop at nothing to avenge his friend and has no plans to leave anyone alive. Morena Baccarin is set to play the female lead 'Marcie', the quick-witted ex-wife of a mobster killed by Charlie. Marcie forms an unexpected pairing with Charlie in his revenge against the rival mob.

 

Academy Award-nominated actor James Caan’s upcoming films include Tom Burruss’s Redemption and André Gordon’s Acre Beyond the Rye. Caan is represented by Cavalry Media.

 

Primetime Emmy nominated actress Morena Baccarin’s upcoming films include Espen Sandberg’s Beast and Ric Roman Waugh’s Greenland: Migration. Her upcoming TV series include NBC’s “The End Game” as well as an appearance on the FX Network’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Baccarin is represented by United Talent Agency and managed by Seven Summits Pictures & Management.

 

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net.

 

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

 

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