Grillo will play an over-the-hill boxer who begins working as the muscle for a local gangster. His life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a young girl whose mother is a heroin addict (Maggie Q).
Michael Mailer Films will produce in partnership with Bluegrass Pictures, Digital Ignition Entertainment and Tremendous Entertainment. The producers include Mailer, Joel Shapiro, Scott Kluge and Alessandro Penazzi, and the executive producers are Angela Ceccio, Michael Clofine and Jeff Elliott.
Jason Sutter’s new sales division at Brickell and Broadbridge will represent international sales for the movie.
Grillo launched the production company Warparty with director Joe Carnahan in 2016, with the intent to option and develop material from a variety of sources, and produce between three to five films per year. The shingle’s inaugural film,