Aaron Eckhart To Star In "Rumble Through the Dark" For Foresight Unlimited

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Foresight Unlimited, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, announced today that Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) will star in Rumble Through the Dark, which will be directed by Graham & Parker Phillips (The Bygone). 

Elevated’s Cassian Elwes is producing alongside Cleta Ellington for the Crooked Letter Picture Company.  Foresight’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will serve as executive producers alongside Tate Taylor and John Norris of Crooked Letter Picture Company, and Jere Hausfater.


Tribeca Festival 2021 Kicks Off Opening Night with The World Premiere of "In The Heights"


Production will begin at the end of July in Natchez, Mississippi. Foresight Unlimited will introduce Rumble Through the Dark to international buyers at the Virtual Cannes Market, while Elwes and CAA Media Finance will rep the U.S. sale.

Michael Farris Smith penned the screenplay which is based on his novel “The Fighter.” The film is set in the dark landscape of the Mississippi Delta, where a former bare-knuckle fighter (Eckhart) must win one last fight to pay off his debts to the local mob boss and save his childhood home—the stakes nothing less than life or death.


The American Film Institute Announces AFI Docs 2021 Docs Talks & Industry Forum Events


Directors Graham and Parker Phillips said: “We are thrilled to be making this film with Aaron and with the support of Cassian Elwes and Tate Taylor and his team. For us, this story is about the love between a mother and a son, and the lengths one will go to find redemption. We can’t think of anyone better positioned to portray the role of the fighter than Aaron.”

Eckhart’s credits include: Roland Emmerich’s Midway; London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler; Ben Younger’s Bleed for This; Clint Eastwood’s Sully for Warner Bros.; Rabbit Hole alongside Nicole Kidman; and the upcoming “The First Lady” starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson.


Screen Media Acquires North American Rights to "Naked Singularity"


Eckhart is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman, and Smith by UTA and Silver Lake Entertainment.

The Foresight Unlimited slate includes Gigi Gaston’s adventure thriller Nine Bullets starring Lena Headey, Sam Worthington and Barbara Hershey and Lina Roessler’s Best Sellers starring Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza, which was part of the Berlinale’s Special Gala and also produced by Elwes.

ABOUT FORESIGHT UNLIMITED

Foresight Unlimited, recently acquired in 2019 by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, is one of the industry’s leading independent film sales, production, and distribution companies. The company’s sales group is helmed by President, Tamara Birkemoe, who has been with the company for over 16 years, and oversees all aspects of the company’s slate.


NRA Documentary, "The Price of Freedom" Gets July Release


With a pioneering entertainment career spanning over 50 years, first as an actor, and then a producer, Chairman of Foresight Unlimited, Mark Damon, is considered to be one of the leading authorities on international film financing, distribution and marketing strategies as well as being a successful independent producer, having garnered over 11 Oscar nominations and 1 win (Monster) during his outstanding career.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: Trump’s Shocking Successes; RFK; The New Alien Nation; Singapore On; Pols, CA Gov Race; Weinstein

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump once again pulled off another unexpected success as the Bureau of Labor statistics have released the recent employment numbers, and while they remain misleading, even, the New York Times admits the numbers are shockingly good.

     
  • WRECK-IT RALPH, from Walt Disney Animation, a Honey Glow Good Time!

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    WRECK-IT RALPH, the newest animation feature from WALT DISNEY ANIMATION, brings to life the arcade experience in eye popping 3-D, explosive neon colors and a wild ride through a candy land fantasy.

     
  • Op/Ed: Actual Malice, Segregation of Truth, and Individual Preference

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A recent Wall Street Journal article, "Reconsidering Times v. Sullivan," authored by Senior Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, argues for the revision of the legal standard, stopping short of including opposed actual malice.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/UK; Russian Meddling Confirmed; SCOTUS; WH 2020; Stanford Rape Judge Ousted; Trapped Soccer Team; LeBron James

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump and First Lady Melania, are scheduled to travel to London, for a bi-lateral meeting with Prime Minster Theresa May and is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II, a privilege usually extended and reciprocated immediately after inauguration.

     
  • The Hungry Heart - Lessons from a Life Lived

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Hungry Heart, a weight modification program, developed to help individuals shackled to eating patterns that bind them to emotional overeating and yo-yo dieting, offers a caring approach to conquering binge and emotional eating habits.

     
  • London Tech Week: Mayor of London Outlines Ambition to Make the Capital the World's Leading 'Smart City'

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today outlined his vision for London to become the world's leading 'Smart City' – with digital technology and data at the heart of making the capital an even better place to live, work and invest. 

     
  • World News: Who Will Be Israel's Next Prime Minister? Benjamin or Benny?

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Everyone knows about Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. Israel's 'invincible leader soon to be the longest-serving prime minister in history—except apparently Benny Gantz didn't get that memo since Benny has just pulled ahead of Netanyahu in the latest polls.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Gathers Support for War on ISIL; 9/11 Remembered; Third Hostage Beheaded

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama addressed the American people, on the eve of the 13th Commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, on the growing threat and global concern over the vicious brutality of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

     
  • Health News: Benefits of Man’s Best Friend

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    For thousands of years dogs have been domesticated and bred to have qualities humans deemed suitable–a literal transformation from wild animal to man's best friend. They are our companions, friends, family, and service dogs.

     
  • Chicago Arts: Expo Chicago Partners with Citywide Cultural Institutions for Annual Expo Art Week

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art announced the eighth annual EXPO ART WEEK, September 16 – 22, 2019, presented in conjunction with Choose Chicago, the city's tourism and marketing organization, and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

     
  • US Markets Take Sharp Dive; World Markets Follow

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial continued its downward trend falling sharply over the past week unable to rebound from the previous week long tumble as a lackluster July jobs report did little to bolster investor confidence.

     
  • Florence Foster Jenkins Review – A Howling Good Time

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Florence Foster Jenkins, from Paramount Pictures, Qwerty films, Pathe Pictures and BBC Films presents the true story of a passionate, dedicated, and artistic patron whose deep love for fine arts drives her to pursue her dream of singing at Carnegie Hall.

     
  • Interview: The Trump Peace Plan Challenge: Can Peace Be Attained Without the Palestinians (Q&A)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump boldly announced his groundbreaking peace proposal at a White House press conference together with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at which he spoke of a division of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank).

     
  • Dominick’s Steakhouse Scottsdale Review – Bounty and Beauty

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    There's much to love about a classic American steakhouse—from the customary dimly lit atmosphere, refined dark wood-laden décor, white linens and respectively formal service staff to impeccable cuts of meat cooked to perfection. In this age where avant-garde grub is captivating culinary attentions, one restaurant's traditional approach continues to titillate: Michael Dominick's Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona.

     
  • Disney Board of Directors Extend Bob Iger’s Contract Through 2016

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2013—The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Board of Directors announced today that it has extended Robert A. Iger’s tenure as CEO and Chairman through the expiration of his contract on June 30, 2016 under his existing contractual terms as CEO.