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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pierce Brosnan Joins Dave Bautista in Scott Mann's "Final Score"


Principal Photography on the Action Thriller to Begin on August 8th with Highland Film Group handling Global Sales

LONDON / LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2016) – Highland Film Group (HFG) announced today that two-time Golden Globe Nominee Pierce Brosnan (No Escape, Tomorrow Never Dies) will star in Scott Mann’s Final Score, alongside Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy), Alexandra Dinu (Red Valentine, Island) and Julian Cheung (The Grandmaster).  Signature Entertainment’s Marc Goldberg is producing the action-packed thriller alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones, James Harris, Mark Lane, and Wayne Marc Godfrey. Babak Eftekhari will co-produce. HFG’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will handle global sales and serve as executive producers alongside Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Zac Adler and David Sullivan. The Gersh Agency is co-representing U.S. rights.  Principal Photography is set to commence on August 8th in London.

Penned by The Brothers Lynch and Jonathan Frank, Final Score takes place at a major sporting event, during which the stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom.  An ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.

“Final Score may be set in London but truly it’s a story that’s relatable the world over,” said The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones. “Scott Mann’s vision has scale, white knuckle tension, humor and heart.  We’re thrilled that the concept and screenplay has attracted such an exciting cast in Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan and Julian Cheung, and firmly believe that this will be a standout in 2017’s movie release calendar."

The main shooting location for Final Score will be at the world renowned Upton Park Stadium a famous London landmark that has been the home of Premier League soccer club West Ham United for over 100 years. West Ham United will be relocating to Olympic Stadium in East London next season. The venue will be handed over to a British property developer following production.

Brosnan recently completed production on Martin Campbell's The Foreigner co-starring Jackie Chan and produced by The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey. This fall, Brosnan will star in Across the River and into the Trees based on Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel of the same name, which will also be directed by Campbell. Brosnan is currently filming AMC’s new drama series “The Son,” based on the Philipp Meyer novel about the rise and fall of a Texas oil family. Last year, Brosnan starred in the soon-to-be released thriller I.T., produced by his production company, Irish DreamTime, alongside Voltage Pictures and Friendly Films. Most recently, Brosnan also co-starred in the thriller No Escape alongside Owen Wilson and Lake Bell and Survivor with Milla Jovovich for director James McTeigue.

Bautista was previously seen in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy; Columbia Pictures’ Spectre starring Daniel Craig, and most recently wrapped production on Matthias Hoene’s Warrior’s Gate for EuropaCorp.  Bautista will next be seen in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2 alongside Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana and the Untitled Blade Runner Project alongside Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright, both are dated for 2017.  Bautista is a six-time WWE world champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice.

Brosnan is represented by CAA, Bautista by The Gersh Agency, and Cheung by Raymond Man.

Highland Film Group recently wrapped principal photography on Vaughn Stein’s anticipated noir thriller, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Max Irons, Dexter Fletcher and Mike Myers. The Highland Film Group slate includes: Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins and Bradley Whitford;; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Kevin Connolly’s Gotti starring John Travolta; Steven C. Miller’s Southern Fury with Nicolas Cage and Marauders starring Bruce Willis; the Brewer Brothers’ The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; and Osgood Perkins' The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts, which had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, where it was acquired by A24.

Highland Film Group (HFG) was started in 2010 by Arianne Fraser, who partnered with Delphine Perrier in 2012 to form 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.

Established in 2010 by Wayne Marc Godfrey (“The Foreigner”) and Robert Jones (“The Usual Suspects”, “Dirty Pretty Things”, “Babylon”) The Fyzz Facility is a prolific film production and financing company that has invested over $95m into 115 feature films over the last six years. With an aggregate production spend in excess of a billion USD, company credits include Scorsese's SILENCE starring Liam Neeson, THE YELLOW BIRDS starring Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich, Stephen Fingleton’s BAFTA nominated THE SURVIVALIST and THE FOREIGNER directed by Martin Campbell and starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

Signature Entertainment is the leading Independent Film Distributor in the UK. Founded in 2011 by Marc Goldberg, Signature has now released over 400 films across theatrical and all home entertainment Platforms. Signature’s upcoming impressive slate includes Imperium starring Daniel Radcliffe, Operation Chromite featuring Liam Nesson, The Hatton Garden Job starring Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson and The Titan starring Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling.


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