Exclusive: ‘Fifty Shades’ Director James Foley Set for ‘Alcatraz’ Movie
August 4, 2018 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Fresh off directing a span of Fifty Shades of Grey sequels back-to-back, James Foley is set to approach Alcatraz for a producers of John Wick and 300, Collider has exclusively learned.
Basil Iwanyk and Gianni Nunnari are producing around their particular companies Thunder Road and Hollywood Gang Productions. Thunder Road boss Erica Lee will also produce. Ian Mackenzie Jeffers wrote a script, that follows a bank pirate as he creates a adventurous shun from Alcatraz. It’s formed on a loyal story of Frank Morris, one of 3 group who attempted to shun from Alcatraz in Jun 1962, as summarized here. To this day, those 3 group sojourn on a U.S. Marshals Service’s “most wanted” list.
Foley got his start directing song videos for Madonna before directing a Material Girl in a 1987 film Who’s That Girl. He went on to approach personal favorites such as Glengarry Glen Ross and Fear before holding a reins of The Chamber, The Corruptor, Confidence and Perfect Stranger. He had to wait another decade to approach his subsequent feature, holding over a Fifty Shades sequels from Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed a initial film in a franchise. Foley kept bustling during that decade by directing episodes of House of Cards, Hannibal, Wayward Pines and Billions. He’s represented by UTA, Elevate Artists Management and profession Alan Wertheimer.
Hollywood Gang recently constructed WB’s 300: Rise of an Empire and Relativity’s Immortals, while Nunnari himself served as an executive writer on Martin Scorsese‘s Silence, as good as Shutter Island.
Iwanyk is a inclusive writer behind a John Wick and Sicario franchises, and he also served as an executive writer on a new Robin Hood film starring Taron Egerton as good as Bradley Cooper‘s awards carefree A Star Is Born. He’s repped by CAA.
Jeffers formerly wrote Joe Carnahan‘s The Grey and James Wan‘s Death Sentence. He’s repped by UTA, madhouse Entertainment and profession David Fox.