Producer-financier Black Label has hired Mark Mallouk for the story based on the Kurt Calabrese life rights.

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Calabrese’s father Frank Calabrese Sr was an extortionist, street loan lender and hitman with the Chicago mafia who forced his children into the business when they were barely in their teens.

Eric Shepherd and Jeff Chianakis will co-produce with Black Label co-founders Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill.

  • Production company Tool Of North America and content creator Humble have started principal photography on North in Detroit. Matt Ogens directs the post-apocalyptic adventure starring Jacob Lofland, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Kyle Lierman and Ogens co-wrote the film, a Mother + Father production in association with 77 Films.