Category: Beast of Burden

Beast of Burden heading to Sundance?

2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jesper Ganslandt’s Beast Of Burden

For those who simply can’t get enough of, or bypassed what a Cessna misadventure might look like with covert operations and covert opportunities seen in American Made, might want to subscribe to what Swedish helmer Jesper Ganslandt is offering. Technically his fifth feature film (Swedish language Jimmie, his sixth feature also rolls out next year), for those not in the know, the filmmaker is one of the bold Scandi voices – his sophomore film The Ape pulverized the senses and his follow-up fiction offering in Blondie was pitifulness bliss. Shot in Savannah, Georgia last November, we’re thinking with a Daniel Radcliffe is the pilot’s seat, Beast of Burden, a Locke-like one physical space action-thriller might fancy a flight into Park City. Thesps Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer are co-pilots.

Gist: Written by Adam Hoelzel, Sean Haggerty (Radcliffe) only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

Production Co./Producers: MGMT Entertainment’s Paul Schiff and Michael Diamond (The Air I Breathe), Green-Light’s Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott.

Prediction: Premieres category. Berlin Film Fest also possible.

U.S. Distributor: Entertainment One. Lotus Entertainment (international)

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Beast Of Burden flies with Lotus

Lotus Entertainment has come on board to sell international rights to the Daniel Radcliffe drug-running drama Beast Of Burden and will tempt Toronto buyers with a promo on Sunday.

Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer also star in the tale of a pilot at a tense point in his marriage who sets off to cross the dangerous US-Mexico border with his illicit cargo one last time. eOne holds US rights.

Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt makes his English-language debut from a script by Adam Hoelzel.

Paul Schiff of Paul Schiff Productions, Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment and Michael Diamond of MGMT Entertainment Productions produce with Jake Shapiro and Dan Reardon.

Wei Wang’s WYSJ Media provided the financing through Aloe’s company, in conjunction with Aperture Media Partners and serve as executive producers.

Ganslandt directed The Ape and Blondie in Sweden and is in post on the drama Jimmie.

Radcliffe will next star in Greg McLean’s Bolivian jungle adventure Jungle.

Source: Screen Daily

Laurence Fishburne, Grace Gummer Joining Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Beast of Burden’ (Exclusive)

Laurence Fishburne and Grace Gummer are in talks to join Daniel Radcliffe in the action-thriller Beast of Burden.

Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt will make his English-language debut with the action-thriller. With a script by Adam Hoelzel, Beast of Burden centers on a pilot (Radcliffe) running drugs across the boarder who must navigate the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cartel and others over the course of a day.

Fishburne will play a cartel handler, assigned to guide Radcliffe’s character through the drug run. Gummer plays Radcliffe’s character’s wife who must work with him to escape the threat of the cartel.

Paul Schiff is producing along with Michael Diamond of MGMT Entertainment. Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott of Green-Light also will produce. The film is currently shooting in Savannah, Ga.