Monday, May 09, 2011

Sam Worthington Preps For "The Last Days Of American Crime"

Film financing/sales company IM Global and Radical Studios are partnering on "The Last Days of American Crime", according to IM Global CEO/Founder Stuart Ford and Radical's Barry Levine/Jesse Berger.

The action thriller, to be directed by F. Gary Gray, September 2011, is based on the Radical graphic novel series "The Last Days Of American Crime" by writer Rick Remender and illustrator Greg Tocchini.

Screenplay is by Karl Gadejsak, with attached actor Sam Worthington ("Avatar") and his Full Clip Productions label producing alongside Automatik. Producers are Michael Schwarz of Full Clip Productions with Radical's Levine and Berger. Executive Producers will be IM Global's Ford, Worthington and Automatik's Brian Kavanaugh-Jones :

"...'The Last Days of American Crime' is a hard-boiled heist film set in the very near future where the government plans to implement a form of legal mind control, making it impossible for its citizens to commit unlawful acts. Career criminal 'Graham Bricke' (Worthington) must put together the last heist in American history, on the last night that such a crime is possible..."

"This is such a powerful, iconic piece of material," said IM Global's Ford. "We really believe this movie can bring something fresh to the 'noir' universe..."

"'The Last Days of American Crime' graphic novel is one of the most coveted titles in the Radical catalogue and our most successful international seller," said Radical's Levine.

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