Joe Carnahan’s thriller Boss Level bought by Entertainment Studios
Joe Carnahan’s action thriller Boss Level, starring Mel Gibson (Daddy’s Home 2), Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Naomi Watts (Twin Peaks), has been bought by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios.
Variety reports that Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures (ESMP) acquired the movie from The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Allen said that Boss Level “is a powerful, action-packed, and highly-anticipated theatrical release. ‘Boss Level’ combines non-stop action with an all-star cast, including Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, and Academy-Award-nominee Naomi Watts. We are thrilled to have director Joe Carnahan at the helm to deliver what we believe will be a blockbuster.”
Emmett also spoke on the collaboration, saying: “Byron and I have been friends for over a decade, and my business partner, George Furla, has known Byron for over 30 years since their USC film school days. We both believe Byron’s passion and taste are second to none. The plan for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures to give ‘Boss Level’ a wide theatrical release gives our film and writer/director Joe Carnahan’s vision exactly what he had hoped for when we put this project together.”
Boss Level follows a retired special forces officer, Roy Pulver (Grillo), who is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death. Wallis will play Alice, a dental hygienist who hates teeth but has a huge crush on her patient, aka Roy. Since Roy has to repeat this particular day numerous times until he can figure out who is responsible and put an end to the loop, Alice is frequently part of the repeating narrative, sometimes in bed alongside Roy as the first assassin of the day that tries to murder him, as well as in other encounters with him.
Boss Level is produced and financed by Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla/Oasis, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian also serving as producers. Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party will executive produce alongside Scott Free’s Jules Daly. The film was written and will be directed by Joe Carnahan (Death Wish). The film is anticipated to hit theaters in 2019.
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