Emile Hirsch and Zoë Kravitz have signed on to star in writer-director Gary Michael Schultz’s crime drama “Vincent-N-Roxxy,” which was developed and produced by Keith Kjarval’s Unified Pictures.
Story follows down-on-their-luck rebels Vincent (Hirsch) and Roxxy (Kravitz) as they fall in love and fall apart when their violent pasts catch up with them.
The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures production banner in association with Media House Capital, whose Aaron L. Gilbert will executive produce.
International sales are being handled by Fortitude International, which will present the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. WME represent the film’s domestic rights.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin this December in Louisiana.
“‘Vincent-N-Roxxy’ is a very personal story for me and, at its core, it is a story about love, family, and the unrelenting presence of violence. I am very inspired by the work of Emile and Zoë and cannot wait to tell this story with these remarkable artists,” said Schultz.
“Gary has written a stunning portrait of love and violence, and frankly he has tapped into what America looks and feels like right now while also creating a timelessness. Adding powerhouses like Emile and Zoë only cements our belief that we are creating a classic,” added Kjarval.
Launched earlier this year by Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum, and Daniel Wagner, Fortitude International is currently handling sales on James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal, the Pierce Brosnan movie “Urge” and the Keanu Reeves movie “Daughter of God.”
Unified Pictures recently wrapped principal photography on the dark comedy “The Driftless Area,” which stars Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella and Ciaran Hinds. The company’s most recent films includes William H. Macy’s directorial debut “Rudderless,” starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Selena Gomez, as well as the dramedy “Loitering with Intent” starring Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei.
Unified Pictures’ animation division just tapped Oscar nominee John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) to direct the company’s CG-animated feature “Noah’s Ark,” which is inspired by the classic tale but tells the story from the point of view of the animals.
Hirsch is represented by UTA, while Paradigm reps Kravitz.