Contrafilm, the production company behind “The Rite” and “The Wild,” among others, is shutting down and partners Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are starting their own companies.
Their first look deal at New Line is expiring.
In a written statement, Vinson and Flynn (pictured, left and right) said, “we have nothing but love and respect for each other, and our decision to pursue our own separate paths after 10 amazing years together is not an easy one. But we have reached the stage where it is time to embrace new challenges and make films on our own.”
They noted that they’ll continue to work together because they are developing “Baywatch” for Paramount, “The Dream Team” for Screen Gems, “Solace” for New Line, “The Orphanage” for New Line, “Bob the Musical” for Disney, “Inside the Machine” for CBS Films, “King of Kong” for New Line and “Murder Mystery” for Tower Hill.
Contrafilms has three projects in post-production, “What’s Your Number?” with Chris Evans and Anna Faris, “Red Dawn,” with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Josh Peck, and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D,” with Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson.