Nestor Carbonell Joins Josh Duhamel in Action Thriller ‘Bandit’

Nestor Carbonell, who plays weatherman Yanko Flores the in buzzy series The Morning Show, has joined Mel Gibson and Josh Duhamel in Bandit, an action thriller being directed by Allan Ungar.

Elisha Cuthbert is also on the call sheet for the movie that is currently shooting in Georgia.

Bandit is based on the true story of Gilbert Galvan Jr., also known as The Flying Bandit, who successfully got away with 63 bank and jewelry heists during his notorious crime spree. Duhamel is playing the career criminal, who escaped an American prison and crossed into Canada, creating a new life for himself but who couldn’t stop his brazen robbing ways.

Cuthbert is playing the wife. Gibson is the gangster who offers the Bandit a loan.

Carbonell’s character is that of “brilliant Detective Snydes,” who leads the cross-country manhunt, according to the producers.

Highland Film Group is handling international sales on the film.

Kraig Wenman wrote the script, which is based on author Robert Knuckle’s best-selling novel and journalist Ed Arnold’s interviews with Galvan.

Producing are Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions, Eric Gozlan of Goldrush Entertainment, and Ryan Donnell Smith of Thomasville Pictures.

Carbonell made a name for himself with appearances in fan-favorite outings such as Lost, The Dark Knight and Bates Motel. He returns for season two of Apple Studio’s hit series The Morning Show, which debuts Sept. 17.

The actor is repped by APA and Thruline.

Read the full story on The Hollywood Reporter.

Hayley Law And Keith Powers To Topline Avan Jogia’s Debut Feature, ‘Door Mouse’

Hayley Law (RiverdaleAltered Carbon) and Keith Powers (The Tomorrow WarStraight Outta Compton) are set to star in actor Avan Jogia’s debut feature, Door Mouse, which just wrapped production in Canada.

Also starring Famke Janssen (Redeeming LoveWhen They See UsX-Men) and Donal Logue (The Cloverfield ParadoxZodiac), the neo-noir thriller centers on a woman named Mouse (Law) who is stuck in a dead-end job, doing nothing with her life and going nowhere. Mouse works at Mama’s Burlesque Club all night, where her boss Mama (Janssen) encourages her to pursue her real passion of making comics. When a friend from work named Doe-Eyes goes missing and the cops do nothing about it, Mouse and her sidekick Ugly (Powers) take it upon themselves to find out what happened to her. What they discover is that corruption runs deep, monsters are real, and that sometimes, justice is meant to be taken into your own hands.

Independent Edge’s Kyle Mann (The New Romantic) and Cause and Effect Entertainment’s Jason Ross Jallet (Two Lovers and a Bear) produced the pic, with JoBro Productions’ Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch), Drive Films, Michael Risley (The New Romantic), Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan (A Score to SettleMost Wanted), and Nathan Klingher (One WaySupercell) exec producing. Additional funding for the project came from Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, and Ontario Creates. Highland Film Group are handling worldwide sales at the virtual Cannes market in June.

Starring in the Tribeca-premiering comedy Mark, Mary & Some Other People, Law also recently appeared in Saban Films’ Echo Boomers, opposite Michael Shannon. The actress’s credits on the TV side include Netflix sci-fi drama Altered Carbon and The CW’s Riverdale.

Powers’ upcoming projects include Amazon, Paramount and Skydance’s sci-fi thriller The Tomorrow War, Netflix’s The Perfect Find,  and On Our Way. The actor is also known for turns in F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, and the Netflix anthology series What/If.

Jogia’s credits as an actor include Zombieland: Double Tap, Dan Mazer’s upcoming film The Exchange and the upcoming Resident Evil reboot, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. He is represented by ICM Partners, LINK, The Characters Agency, and Jackoway Tyerman et al.

Law is repped by Paradigm and Management 360; Powers is repped by Paradigm and Megan Silverman Management, and Janssen is with LINK, APA, and The Artists Partnership.

Read the full article on Deadline.

Mel Gibson, Elisha Cuthbert Join Josh Duhamel in ‘Bandit’ (Exclusive)

Mel Gibson and Elisha Cuthbert will help Josh Duhamel pull off the perfect crime in “Bandit.”

The action thriller is directed by Allan Ungar (“Uncharted” starring Nathan Fillion), and is written by Kraig Wenman. The movie is based on author Robert Knuckle’s best-selling novel and journalist Ed Arnold’s interviews with Gilbert Galvan Jr, who went by the name Robert Whiteman when he was dubbed the Flying Bandit for successfully pulling off 63 bank and jewelry heists during a notorious crime spree.

“Bandit” follows the career criminal (Duhamel) after he escapes from a U.S. prison and crosses the border into Canada, where he assumes a new identity. After falling in love and getting married, he claims to take a job as a traveling security consultant, but his daring crimes continue. After he turns to lifetime gangster Tommy (Gibson) for an investment, his career becomes more complicated and he gets embroiled in the biggest heist in Canadian history, one that puts him at the center of a cross-country manhunt.

“Bandit” is produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions and Eric Gozlan of Goldrush Entertainment. Highland Film Group is on board to handle international sales of “Bandit.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with this incredible cast to tell this action-packed story,” said Yale Levine and Beckerman. Gozlan added, “Bringing this incredible Canadian story to international audiences is a thrill, and the story couldn’t be in better hands with Allan Ungar at the helm and our incredibly talented cast.”

Gibson’s credits include the “Mad Max” and “Lethal Weapon” franchises, as well as the Oscar-winning “Braveheart.” He recently appeared in “Boss Level” and earned an Academy Award nomination for directing “Hacksaw Ridge.” Upcoming films include “Father Stu,” co-starring Mark Wahlberg.

Cuthbert recently wrapped production on “The Cellar” starring opposite Eoin Macken. Other credits include “The Ranch,” opposite Ashton Kutcher, “Happy Endings” and “24.” On screen, she starred in “The Girl Next Door” and “Old School.”

Duhamel currently stars in the Netflix original series “Jupiter’s Legacy” based on the comic series of the same name. He made his directorial debut last year with “The Buddy Games,” which he also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in. Next up, he can be seen in “Shotgun Wedding” opposite Jennifer Lopez.

Duhamel will be executive producing alongside Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland, in addition to Shaun Sanghani, Ryan Winterstern, Luke Taylor, Matthew Helderman and Tyler Gould of BondIt Media Capital, Richard Lott, Kraig Wenman, Richard Switzer, Ian Niles, Lee Broda, Colby Colte, Jason Kringstein, Scott Levinson, Lisa D’Ambrosio, Peter R. Anske, Dr. Faisal Mahmood and Packer Morley.

Gibson is repped by APA and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer. Cuthbert is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management. Duhamel is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino Management, and Viewpoint. Ungar is repped by World Builder Entertainment, Verve, and Marios Rush.

Read the full article on Variety.

Josh Duhamel to star in bank robber biopic “Bandit”

We’re excited to announce that movie star Josh Duhamel is attached to star in our upcoming heist thriller “Bandit.” Penned by screenwriter Kraig Wenman (Secret Obsession) with Allan Ungar (Gridlocked, Uncharted) set to direct, Bandit tells the true story of prolific bank robber Gilbert Galvan Jr., whose cross-country heists earned him the moniker ‘The Flying Bandit.’

Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan will produce the film, with Josh Duhamel executive producing alongside Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Wenman, and Ungar. 

Read the full premise below: 

After escaping a Michigan prison, a daring career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada, marries the love of his life, then goes on to rob 59 banks and jewelry stores while a rogue task force sets out to take him down. Based on the incredible true story.

Bandit will begin production in 2021.