PRODUCER/CREW attachments in The Birthright is subject to final script, proper funding, cast and crew.
Dan Katzman has been making films for over twenty-five years for both major Hollywood studios and independent film production companies and has been principally involved in the script development and direction for countless Hollywood features and is Co-Producer in Arnold Schwarzenegger's comedy "Killing Gunther" released in 2017 and just finished a new film starring Bruce Willis and is excited for the opportunity to produce Franco's new films!
Franco Masada brings thirty plus years of business acumen and experience in the entertainment industry in music, production, public relations, promotions & management. Formerly a successful clothing designer and wardrobe consultant for hundreds of top celebrities and designer of specialty clothing lines, he is an accomplished musician and record producer with IMDB credits as composer for the widely acclaimed documentary, “Brother Minister, The Assassination of Malcolm X". Credits also include producer of the historical concert on 07/07/07 featuring “Sly & The Family Stone", invited to the Tonight Show, IMDB credits for recent acting roles in two motion pictures with star actor Eric Roberts and most recently featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Oct 2015. Franco’s considerable experience will be used to create our production slate, manage the film team, negotiate with distributors and plan future strategies.
JOSEPH NEMEC III
Production Designer & Story Consultant
Joseph Nemec has been making films for over thirty years for both major Hollywood studios and independent film production companies and has been principally involved in the design and implementation of large visual effects driven for countless Hollywood blockbusters. Production designers have one of the key creative roles in the creation of motion pictures and television. Working directly with the DIRECTOR & PRODUCER, they must select the settings and style to visually tell the story and are responsible for the entire visual concept of a film. Joseph has been involved in the development of the story and script of The Birthright and looks forward to being a part of the success of this film.
Ang Lee - Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon, Hulk, Sense & Sensibility, Taking Woodstock
Lee Tamahori - XXX State of the Union, Next, The Edge, Die Another Day, Along Came A Spider
Mel Gibson - The Passion, Braveheart, Hacksaw Ridge, Apocalypto
Andrew Davis - The Fugitive, Holes, Under Siege, The Guardian, Collateral Damage, Chain Reaction
Randall Wallace - Secretariat, Heaven is for Real, We Were Soldiers, Man in Iron Mask
ACTORS WISH LIST below is only proposed – * some noted exceptions for possible attachments
Protagonist - Shane Joseph Walters
Shia LaBeouf – Transformers, Eagle Eye, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Indiana Jones; The Crystal Skull, Fury, Lawless
Andrew Garfield – The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, Silence, The Social Network, Hacksaw Ridge,
Protagonist Girlfriend/Agent – Dr. Su Yung
Bingbing Fan - X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Iron Man 3, Bodyguards & Assassins, Skiptrace, L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, Shaolin, Bovary, I Am Not Madame
Yifei Liu - The Forbidden Kingdom, The Assassins, The Return of the Condor Heroes, Outcasts, For Love or Money
FBI Agent Ted Cannon
FBI Agent Ted Cannon chases our Joseph much like Tommy Lee Jones chased Harrison Ford in the movie "The Fugitive".
Jim Caviezel - The Passion, The Count of Monte Cristo, Escape Plan, Angel Eyes, High Crimes, Déjà Vu, The Thin Red Line and the star of the present CBS hit TV series, “Person of Interest”.
Stephen Baldwin – The Usual Suspects, The Young Riders, Born on the 4th of July, Fled
*Jim Caviezel was approached personally by Franco Masada on two occasions
and Jim expressed his interest in this film project and felt the storyline was powerful.
Protagonist Father/Wheat Farmer & CEO - Mick Walters
Tim McGraw – The Blindside, The Shack, Flicka, Country Strong, Tomorrowland, 4 Christmases
Harry Connick Jr. – Independence Day, Basic, New In Town, P.S. I Love You, Dolphin Tale 1 & 2
Harry Connick Jr.
* Tim McGraw was a previous client and friend of Franco's from his clothing days in Nashville and is aware of this film project and will consider casting once our director and funding is in place and casting begins and if his schedule will permit.
Israeli Mossad Agent Avi Cohen
Dr. Xi Yung – China Scientist/Professor of Agriculture
Steven Bauer - Scarface, Primal Fear, Traffic, Raising Cain, Ray Donovan
Dana Lee – Rambo II, Lethal Weapon 4,
I Spy, Pineapple Express, Dark Blue, Dr. Ken
*Franco ran into Steven recently in Beverly Hills and they had a few minutes to catch up as Steven introduced his fiancee to Franco and said to let him know once casting begins for The Birthright.
*Dana Lee is attached to this movie on IMDB and has been faithfully involved with all table reads as the script was being developed and has become a friend and supporter to Franco and this film project.
Antagonist - Seductress Pamela Potifer
Monica Bellucci – Passion, Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Tears of the Sun, Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Carla Gugino – San Andreas, Snake Eyes, Night at the Museum
Ben Kingsley – Schindler’s List, Ghandi, Hugo, Shutter Island, Iron Man 3, Self-less, Exodus
Ciaran Hinds – Munich, Road to Perdition, John Carter, Frozen, Sum of All Fears, Lara Croft
Antagonist - CIA Agent Sam Javan
Mentor / Israeli Scientist - Stephen Potifer
Paula Patton – Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Deja Vu, Precious, The Do-Over, Warcraft: The Beginning, 2 Guns, Traffik, Hitch
Rhona Mitra – Shooter, The Number 23,
Underworld-Rise of the Lycans, Hollow Man
Mike & Matt Walters
Jason & Jeremy London
SUPPORTING ACTORS INVOLVED WITH ALL SCRIPT TABLE READS
A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne
Kelvin Han Yee
Milk, The Island, Lucky You
Chill Factor, The Pentagon Wars
NCIS, Law & Order, The Bridge
Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
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