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Epic space-bound with Scout

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based company has locked in the director and cast of sci-fi adventure The Last Scout ahead of start of production this month in Los Angeles.

Paul Tanter will direct Sean Maguire, Tim Russ, Harry Groener, Simon Phillips, Rebecca Ferdinando and Rita Ramnani in the story of the last earth survivors on board a spaceship who discover a derelict vessel.

Epic partners Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson hold worldwide rights and produce with Tanter, Phillips, Rob Weston and Alain Wildberger. Lyndon Baldock, Anthony Maxwell and Patrick Maxwell serve as executive producers.

Epic has also acquired sales rights to the comedy Someone Marry Barry directed by Rob Pearlstein and starring Tyler Labine, Damon Wayans Jr, Lucy Punch, Hayes MacArthur, Thomas Middleditch, Frankie Shaw and Amanda Lund. 

The story centres on three childhood friends who try to find a wife for their inappropriate pal and end up getting more than they bargained for.

Josephson Entertainment’s Barry Josephson produces with Pearlstein and Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen of Straight Up Films. Executive producers are Alexander Young, Madrose Productions’ Jeremy Bailer and Marc H Simon at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, who packaged the project.

Shaked Berenson negotiated on behalf of Epic Pictures Group with CAA and Simon.

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