LA producers Freddy Braidyand Francesco Juilland have teamed up to form Cameo FJ Entertainment and thecompany's first film, The World's FastestIndian, which has Anthony Hopkins attached to star, Roger Donaldsonattached to direct and is being sold here by Elie Samaha's Mobius.
Warner Bros will handledomestic distribution on the film through Samaha's distribution deal with thestudio for films over $20m. Braidy is Samaha's nephew and previously worked indevelopment at Samaha's Franchise Pictures.
Second film on the slate ispsychological thriller Victims, a$15m feature directed by Josef Rusnak (The13th Floor) starring Jesse Bradford, Bijou Phillips and Sienna Jullory.Braidy and Juilland are producing with Tom Reeves and Romain Schroeder ofCarousel Pictures Company, Pete Maggi of Blue Spice and Michael Cowan. Moviemaxhas already acquired Italian distribution rights. It is scheduled to startshooting July 21 in Luxembourg, Rome and London.
The World's Fastest Indian is a feel-good true life story also written byDonaldson, in which Hopkins is scheduled to play Burt Monro, a New Zealand manwho travelled to the salt flats of Utah to set the land speed world record inthe 1970s.