Morgan Freeman To Star In Director John Moore’s ‘The Manuscript’ For Highland Film Group

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Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman is set to star in director John Moore’s The Manuscript, which is based on a script by Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum.  Principal photography is set to begin on October 9th.

The project is being produced by Mike Witherill (John Wick) and Mark Williams (The Accountant) and financed by The Fyzz Facility. Highland Film Group is handling international sales and will introduce the film in Toronto.  Highland is co-repping the U.S. sales with CAA.

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A cat and mouse style thriller, The Manuscript centers on a jailed genius convict (Morgan Freeman), who leads an ambitious junior book editor, through clues in his memoir, to the 20 million in missing diamonds he stole years earlier. As the junior editor gets closer to finding out the truth about the mystery, he falls in to a greater criminal ploy that leaves his life in danger.

Freeman recently co-starred in Going in Style with Michael Caine and Alan Arkin for Warner Bros. and is currently in post-production with the film Villa Capri, which is set to be released later this year. Some of Freeman’s other notable credits include: Now You See Me, Lucy, Invictus and Batman Begins.  Moore helmed A Good Day to Die Hard starring Bruce Willis, which earned over $300 million at the box office worldwide and Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg – both for Twentieth Century Fox.

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Freeman is represented by CAA. Moore is represented by Paradigm.  Rosenberg and Rosenbaum are represented by Zero Gravity Management.

About Highland Film Group

Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing. 

The Highland Film Group slate includes: Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins and Bradley Whitford; the anthology Berlin, I Love You starring Diego Luna and Mickey Rourke; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Scott Mann’s Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan; and Osgood Perkins' The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts for A24.

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