Vendome Pictures CEO Philippe Rousselet will produce the project along with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and David Kanter. Vendome will fully finance the production of the film.
BASTILLE DAY is an original idea about a young American artist living in Paris and a washed up CIA agent who together are tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city.
Baldwin is an in-demand screen writer whose recent credits include THE OUTSIDER, his 2nd screenplay to land on the Black List, which is in pre-production at WARNER BROS., with Daniel Espinosa attached to direct; and he is writing LOGAN’S RUN for Warner Bros. that has Nicolas Winding Refn attached to direct and Ryan Gosling to star.
France’s Pierre Morel is best known as the director of the blockbuster TAKEN starring Liam Neeson. His other credits include the international sensation DISTRICT B13 and FROM PARIS WITH LOVE starring John Travolta. Prior to directing, Morel was one of the most heralded Franco cinematographers, having cut his own teeth on Luc Besson’s TRANSPORTER films.
French filmmaker Pierre Morel is best known for directing the blockbuster action/thriller TAKEN starring Liam Neeson, which has grossed more than $225 million in the worldwide box office. He has also directed the high octane French classic DISTRICT B13 and FROM PARIS WITH LOVE. Morel is currently directing ABC’s television pilot “Zero Hour” for producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. He is a longtime collaborator of EuropaCorp and its founder Luc Besson, where he started his career as a cinematographer.
Vendome’s President of Production, Guy Stodel, and Vice President of Production and Development, Sarah Schweitzman, will oversee the project on behalf of Vendome.
Baldwin is represented by CAA and Anonymous Content. Morel is represented by CAA, Sentient Entertainment, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
Source: Vendome Pictures