George Gallo to Helm Columbus Circle


Veteran writer George Gallo (Bad Boys, Midnight Run) will direct the indie thriller Columbus Circle from a script he co-wrote with Kevin Pollak, who has a role in the film as well.

Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee and Giovanni Ribisi also star, says The Hollywood Reporter. Oxymoron Entertainment’s Christopher Mallick and Blue Star Entertainment’s William Sherak and Jason Shuman, who executive produced Universal’s comedy breakout Role Models, will produce.

“Circle” centers on a reclusive heiress (Blair) in an upscale Manhattan apartment building who is brought face-to-face with her fears when a detective (Ribisi) shows up to investigate a homicide next door and a new couple (Smart and Lee) moves in to that apartment. Pollak plays the building’s concierge and one of the heiress’ few friends. Jason Antoon has also been cast in the pic.

Principal photography starts this month in Los Angeles.