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Cush Jumbo, Manny Jacinto & James Badge Dale Lead New Regency’s ‘Balestra’; Fencing Thriller Lined Up As Movie & Series

EXCLUSIVE: Filming has begun in Canada on Contemporary Regency-backed fencing thriller Balestra, that is at risk of be produced as a characteristic with an alternate model to be released individually as a restricted sequence.

Cush Jumbo (The Factual Strive in opposition to), Manny Jacinto (The Factual Residence) and James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3) lead solid on the mission, that also can observe Joanna (Jumbo), who has devoted her lifestyles to turning into the very best possible fencer in the arena. With the Paris Olympics looming as her remaining likelihood to reach the pinnacle of the rostrum, she is compelled by her husband and coach Raph (Dale) to grow to be a take a look at area for the Halo, a prototype tool that lets her extend her coaching into her drowsing hours. Reality begins to blur when Joanna encounters a stranger named Elliot (Jacinto) and finds herself caught between her exhilarating unique dreams and her pursuit of Olympic gold.

Rounding out the solid is Christin Park (Charmed) as Audrey, Joanna’s plucky opponent and teammate in the U.S. fencing team.

The mission heralds from Contemporary Regency, Merchandise 7 and Oddfellows Entertainment. Written by Imran Zaidi from an usual belief by Aron Eli Coleite, the director is Nicole Dorsey (Shadowy Conflux).

Backers are Contemporary Regency, Telefilm Canada, Elevation Photos, Entract Movies and the Canada, British Columbia and Quebec tax credits. World sales are dealt with by Contemporary Regency, while Elevation Photos and Entract Movies will distribute in Canada.

Producers are Pierre Even and Paul-E. Audet for Merchandise 7 and Chris Ferguson. Jesse Savath is govt producer for Oddfellows. Cush Jumbo, Nicole Dorsey, Imran Zaidi and Aron Eli Coleite are also govt producers alongside Automatik, Elevation, Entract, Contemporary Regency and QCode.

Jumbo, who has the lead feature, most right this moment starred in Harlen Coben’s Preserve Shut on Netflix. Jacinto, who right this moment starred in Hulu’s 9 Helpful Strangers, can currently be viewed starring in Amazon’s rom-com I Desire You Back and must aloof next be viewed in High Gun: Maverick. Dale is identified for taking part in Ray Abruzzo in Hightown alongside roles in The Pacific, 24 and Ironman.

Acknowledged Dorsey said: “Balestra is a thriller. A psychological nightmare; a dream by which you’re trying to traipse but your legs won’t toddle. It’s about greatness — its perceived worth and the belief that without it, you assemble no longer have anything, you is at risk of be nothing.”

Added Jumbo: “I’m overjoyed to be venturing into the intense and world of Balestra with Nicole and the team. The aggregate of excessive-octane sport and crooked lines of truth making it a if truth be told thrilling skills to shoot and I know audiences are going to find it irresistible.”

Dorsey groups up with Marie Davignon as director of pictures, Caitlyn Byrnes as manufacturing clothier, Brooke Wilcox as costume clothier and Veronique Barbe as editor.

Dorsey, Zaidi and Coleite are all represented by Grandview. Dorsey is also represented by CAA, Zaidi by UTA and Coleite by WME. Jumbo is represented by Anonymous Negate and Curtis Brown, Jacinto by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment and Principals Expertise & McKuin Frankel, and Dale by CAA and MJ Management.

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