“Bleed For This” helmer Ben Younger has found his next feature — a high-octane motorcycle road race film that he’ll write, direct and produce titled “Isle of Man.”
Younger will tackle the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race, an exotic and deadly annual competition that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. Production will begin in March 2017.
The plot follows an American motorcycle racer (Younger is a former pro) as he comes out of retirement to participate in the event held in the Irish sea. Cast has yet to be announced.
The deal was packaged at Toronto International Film Festival, where Younger’s boxing drama “Bleed For This,” starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart, debuted. The film will be produced by Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters and Jon Oakes of Bold Films, along with Michael De Luca. Johnny Pariseau will be overseeing the project for De Luca Productions.
Younger and De Luca are both represented by CAA, who brokered the deal. Younger’s lawyer is Julian Zajfen from Ziffren Brittenham.
“‘Isle of Man’ is a muscular action film wrapped around a great character journey that exemplifies the Bold brand,” said Walters.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Bold Films on what is an absolute passion project,” Younger added in a statement. “The TT is the last, great, dangerous race on earth and I am excited by the idea of bringing this new world to a general audience. 262 racers have lost their lives on this Island. I want to do their stories justice.”
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