|NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 02/16/2010 - Creator of Trainspotting and Acid House, Irvine Welsh, is set to direct gritty British comedy The Magnificent Eleven. Stealth Media Group are handling sales and distribution. The film is set to start shooting in June.
Creator of Trainspotting and Acid House, Irvine Welsh, is set to direct gritty British comedy The Magnificent Eleven.
The film is being produced by John Adams and the team at Angry Badger Pictures and is set to star Sean Bean (Flightplan, National Treasure, Lord of the Rings), Dougray Scott (Hitman, Dark Water, Mission Impossible II) and Robert Vaughn (Superman III, The Towering Inferno and last surviving member of The Magnificent Seven).
The film is a modernization of the classic Western in which the Cowboys are a local amateur soccer team, the Indians run a nearby Tandoori restaurant, and the bandits are a group of menacing thugs led by a maniac known simply as Blonde Bob.
Angry Badger Pictures is a Shepperton Studios based Production Company formed in 2008 by Pete and John Adams along with experienced producers Ron Purdie and Ian Dray.
The film is set to start shooting in June.
Stealth Media Group is an all rights Film Distributor and International Film and TV sales company. SMG was formed in November 2008 by Sean O’Kelly, founder of film distributor; Go For IT Entertainment along with film producers Michael L Cowan and Jason Piette of Spice Factory, one of Europe’s most dynamic independent production companies involved in production and structured film financing.
Head of sales is Juan Vista who was recently director of sales at First look Studios and Nu Image Entertainment and sold films such as Dungeons & Dragons 2, Righteous Kill, After.Life, An American Crime, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond, Religulous and many others having worked in the business for over the last 8 years in sales. Juan Vista is located in LA with Jason Piette and reports in to the Joint CEO’s – Michael L Cowan and Sean O’Kelly.
“We are extremely excited to be working with John Adams from Angry Badger Pictures and Irvine Welsh on such a commercial Independent British film that we believe can cross into the wide stream. As a company, part of what we are focusing on in the UK is to be working with indie British talent. It is also great when you can work with talented friends.” – Michael L Cowan, Joint CEO Stealth Media Group.
“Having worked with Irvine Welsh on his feature film Good Arrows, I am certain that the team we have assembled for The Magnificent Eleven can deliver a quality feature film with massive commercial potential. Knowing that a company with Stealth Media Group’s credentials will take the film to market now gives us the confidence to believe that this potential can be realized.” – John Adams, Producer, Angry Badger Pictures.
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