Hollywood CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2008
Maverick director Geo Santini is set to go into to pre-production of his latest film, "The Irishman," a psychological action drama, written by Chad Law. This will be Santini's second feature film, following up his debut film "Hotel California," a gritty crime thriller that stars Erik Palladino, Tyson Beckford, Simon Rex, and Taytana Ali. Hotel California is currently winning raves reviews from movie goers and critics alike as it makes the Film Festival rounds before it releases in early 2009.
"The Irishman" tells the story of Irish gangster Tom McTiernan, who suffers from retrograde amnesia, the result of a bullet to the head obtained during a shoot-out with the rival Italian crime syndicate. He continues his business as the ambitious muscle for the Irish mob in Philadelphia, leaving the past behind him, until a chance encounter with a random waitress triggers un-nerving memories, enticing Tom to start investigating his past.
"The Irishman" will also mark the second feature written by Chad Law to go into production. His first outing, "Hero Wanted," was distributed by Sony Picture Entertainment. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ray Liotta, the film debuted at number 1 in DVD rentals earning over 4 million dollars in only 5 days. His producer credits include the indie fest award winning "Saving Star Wars," and the teen comedy "The Last Hurrah."
Geo Santini, one of the most talented film makers Hollywood has to offer has made a name for himself with unique and stylistic story telling ability, will kick it up a notch when he helms The Irishman. With access to a higher budget then his debut film, and a bigger talent pool to pull from, Geo intends to take full advantage of the internal success he has received from the film industry to make his sophomore film the stunningly intricate vision dreamed by Chad Law..
Geo, a native of Philadelphia, will film on location in the "City of Brotherly Love," to capture the gritty raw realness of Philadelphia painted in the script of The Irishman. The city itself will be a major character in the film, with locally favorite pubs, restaurants, and attractions as the backdrops for the action and drama to unfold. Production is set to begin this fall and will film on location in Philadelphia, and in Los Angeles. Ronin Film & Media Group and Knights United Group will both handle all aspects of production.
The Irishman will be produced by Ian Alvarado, with Bob Dziadkowiec, Dennis Cox and Knights United Group serving as executive producers.
For more information regarding "The Irishman," please visit: http://www.roninmovies.com
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